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OVERVIEW

Michele J. Alexander
Partner

New York

445 Park Avenue
Suite 700
New York, NY 10022-8634

P 646-746-2015

F 646-746-2001

OVERVIEW

Michele J. Alexander
Partner

New York

445 Park Avenue
Suite 700
New York, NY 10022-8634

P 646-746-2015

F 646-746-2001

Tax attorney Michele Alexander employs her extensive knowledge and experience to help clients navigate complex tax issues that affect their bottom line. With a focus on private equity and hedge funds and similar investment vehicles, Michele is able to take her clients’ multifaceted fund and tax matters, determine the best options and explain the process in an easy-to-understand manner.

OVERVIEW

Tax attorney Michele Alexander employs her extensive knowledge and experience to help clients navigate complex tax issues that affect their bottom line. With a focus on private equity and hedge funds and similar investment vehicles, Michele is able to take her clients’ multifaceted fund and tax matters, determine the best options and explain the process in an easy-to-understand manner.

Over the course of 25 years, Michele has firmly established herself as an effective and efficient transactional tax lawyer who advises on a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and securities offerings, financings, joint ventures and restructurings, with a dedicated focus on their tax implications. 

Michele was drawn to tax law because of how it is woven into the fabric of nearly every issue a business client encounters. This experience is evident in how she approaches any transactional matter that arises, providing tailored counsel on the intricacies of related tax issues.

Michele, who has spent her entire legal career in New York, also advises on real estate investment trusts, including guiding many international clients on inbound U.S. real estate investments. She is a frequent author on tax and other topics of interest to investors.

Clients count on Michele for her meticulousness and responsiveness. Michele’s ultimate goal is to propose practical solutions that will help solve her clients’ issues.

Honors

New York Super Lawyers, 2019

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide, 2019-2020

The Legal 500 United States, 2017-2019

Go-To Thought Leader, Tax Law, National Law Review, 2018

Professional and Community Involvement

President, New York City Tax Club

Member, New York State Bar Association Tax Section

Experience
  • Represented global network of businesses in a public offering of $650 million of its notes 
  • Represented an international financing institution in a $2.8 billion financing facility, prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction as agent to revolving debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders
  • Served as underwriters counsel for a national electric company in offering of $1.1 billion of mortgage bonds
  • Served as as lead arranger and revolving administrative agent for an international financing institution in a $1.7 billion new financing which included immediate access to $650 million of financing comprised of $550 million under a term loan credit facility and $100 million under a letter of credit facility
  • Represented a financial investor in a $2.1 billion proposed acquisition, which is the second largest bank merger in the history of Texas
  • Represented a private investment firm in its acquisition of a multicommodity transportation, terminal, and marine construction and repair company serving the Pacific Northwest
  • Represented a natural energy company in a first-of-its-kind project financing for the construction and operation of a portfolio of distributed microgrids consisting of ultra-clean natural gas-fired generators within ERCOT service territory with up to 232 megawatts of generating capacity
  • Represented an energy growth company in its acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interests in a parallel entity and certain of its affiliated entities for $358 million, including a 42,000 bpd refinery, a marine terminal and associated logistical system in Washington
  • Represented two significant energy companies a $1.3 billion project financing and equity arrangements for the construction of a designated energy project, a 1,182 megawatt combined cycle natural gas electric generating facility located in Ohio
  • Served as lead arranger for a global investment bank in the $4.65 billion financing of an all-stock combination, consisting of a $2.26 billion senior secured term loan facility, a $1.0 billion senior secured revolving credit facility and a $1.39 billion senior secured letter of credit facility

*These matters were completed prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg

EXPERIENCE
Publications
  • Co-author, “Structuring Real Estate Joint Ventures with Private REITs,” BNA Tax Management Portfolio No. 743.
  • "PE Funds Buying Distressed Debt," Oil & Gas Financial Journal, June 10, 2016
  • “Tax Protection Agreements,” REITs: Mergers and Acquisitions, Law Journal Press, 2013
  • “Tax Issues in Business Separation Transactions,” Business Separation Transactions: Spin-Offs, Subsidiary IPOs and Tracking Stock, Law Journal Press, June 2012
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