Christopher M. Armstrong, Transactional Tax Attorney, Joins Anderson Kill as a Shareholder

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Anderson Kill today announced that Christopher Armstrong, a transactional tax attorney, has joined the firm as a shareholder in the New York office. He comes to Anderson Kill after eleven years with a global law firm, one of the ten largest in the United States.

Mr. Armstrong concentrates his practice on the federal and state tax aspects of business transactions, representing domestic equity investors, real estate developers, property owners, REITS, publicly traded companies and closely held businesses (and their owners) in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate and partnership tax planning, and real estate tax planning, as well as business and estate planning. He advises clients on formation, operational and tax issues, including drafting organization documents, partnership and LLC agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements and buy-sell agreements. He also drafts firm-issued authority and enforceability opinions for structured finance transactions as well as tax opinions for 1031 exchanges, corporate reorganizations, split-offs, spin-offs and historic and new markets tax credit syndication transactions.

Mr. Armstrong represents real estate developers and property owners in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of complex joint venture, financing and partnership transactions. His also assists clients with structuring forward and reverse like-kind exchange transactions, advising on preferred equity financing transactions, organizing special purpose entities for securitized financing transactions, and advising clients on federal and state tax aspects of real estate projects.

“Chris brings a fantastic depth of experience to the structuring of the full gamut of corporate and real estate transactions, combining an intimate knowledge of tax requirements with strategic acumen,” said Jeremy Deutsch, chair of Anderson Kill’s Corporate and Securities Group.

Robert M. Horkovich, Anderson Kill's managing shareholder, commented, "Chris adds real depth and range to the capabilities of our growing corporate and real estate practices, particularly with respect to taxation. We're delighted to welcome him into our ranks.”

Mr. Armstrong holds a J.D. Cum Laude from St. Thomas University School of Law, an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.

About Anderson Kill

Anderson Kill practices law in the areas of Insurance Recovery, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Estates, Trusts and Tax Services, Corporate and Securities, Antitrust, Banking and Lending, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Real Estate and Construction, Foreign Investment Recovery, Public Law, Government Affairs, Employment and Labor Law, Captive Insurance, Intellectual Property, Corporate Tax, Hospitality, and Health Reform. Recognized nationwide by Chambers USA and best-known for its work in insurance recovery, the firm represents policyholders only in insurance coverage disputes - with no ties to insurance companies and has no conflicts of interest. Clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, and nonprofits as well as personal estates. Based in New York City, the firm also has offices in Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, Washington, DC, Newark, NJ and Los Angeles, CA.

For more information, please contact:

Carol A. Ueckerman
Communications/Marketing Manager
Anderson Kill
(212) 278-1339