Robert Fisher

Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Robert Fisher

Robert Fisher

Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Biography

Bob Fisher focuses his practice on the tax aspects of corporate transactions. He has experience advising, structuring, and implementing corporate and partnership acquisitions and dispositions, including taxable and tax-free mergers and stock and asset transactions. Bob also has experience in the formation and financing of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, and leasing transactions. A creative problem solver known for also crafting cost-efficient solutions, he has advised start-up companies as well as private and public mid-cap and large international entities.

Honors & Awards

* Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by Legal 500 United States (2008-2015)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

* California

Education

* University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1998: Order of the Coif
* Brigham Young University, B.S., 1995: magna cum laude

Professional Activities

Co-Author

* “Anti-Morris Trust Legislation: Common Plan, Plan and Non-Plan Factors, And Letter Rulings,” Tax Notes Today (1999)

Speaker

* New York University 66th Institute on Federal Taxation (November 2007)

* Represent Yahoo Inc. in numerous acquisitions.
* Represented Overland Storage in its combination with sphere.
* Represented Priceline in the acquisition of rocket travel.
* Represented Lieberman Broadcasting in its debt restructuring.
* Represented Houzz in the redemption of certain of its outstanding shares.

* Represented Macquarie in the purchase of a 49% interest in NYK Ports LLC, a series limited liability company.
* Represented a developer of technology neurostimulation devices in connection with the sale of all of the stock of the company for cash and deferred payments.
* Represented a large investment company in connection with the sale of a portion of the stock of the company with deferred sale of the remaining stock.
* Represented an internet search company in the acquisition of a competitor.
* Represented several private equity companies in numerous acquisitions of C corporations, S corporations, LLCs, and partnerships.
* Represented numerous investors and issuing companies in connection with the issuance of common stock, preferred stock and debt.

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Robert Fisher
Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Education
J.D., Order of the Coif
Class of 1998

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

B.S., magna cum laude
Class of 1995

Brigham Young University (often referred to as BYU or, colloquially, The Y) is a private university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and is the largest religious university and third-largest private university in the U.S.

Career History
Partner
Current

O'Melveny & Myers LLP provides legal services. Its practice areas include labor and employment, litigation, tax, and transactions. The firm serves high-tech companies in the areas of legal advice related to software licensing, intellectual property, and venture capital investments. The company was founded by Henry William O'Melveny in 1885 and is headquartered in Los Angeles. CA.

Transactions
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II-VI Incorporated purchases Finisar Corp.

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Siris Capital purchases Electronics for Imaging, Inc.

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ON Semiconductor Corp. purchases ON Semiconductor Connectivity Solutions, Inc.

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