Phillip England was of counsel in the New York office of Anderson Kill. Mr. England was chair of the firm's Captive Insurance Group. Mr. England provided counsel to clients seeking alternative risk transfer services and captive insurance company legal and tax advice. He advised on a variety of issues that arise in the formation of captives for clients in a variety of industry sectors. In the course of his practice, Mr. England has represented public and private corporations as well as individuals with respect to a wide range of corporate transactions. Mr. England has extensive experience in the major practice areas of federal income taxation, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, partnerships, business and venture capital structurings and public and private offerings. His practice emphasizes the tax aspects of international corporate and joint venture arrangements and tax issues relating to insurance coverage and captive insurance matters. His knowledge of the tax issues surrounding insurance coverage and captive insurance is one of the most respected in the industry. Mr. England has been included in Captive Review Magazine's Power 50 list of individuals and organizations that shape the world's captive insurance industry.
Mr. England's practice consists of assisting large and mid-sized corporations in the structuring and planning of corporate transactions and investments; advising clients with respect to general corporate activities (including acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures) within the context of the federal income tax laws; and representing clients in tax audits and tax litigation.
Mr. England's practice also has consisted of advice and counsel regarding most areas of international taxation including intercompany pricing and international tax treaty planning, structuring offshore acquisitions and dispositions, and the foreign activities of U.S. controlled entities.
Mr. England started his legal career at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York City. He left Cadwalader to join R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc., to assist that company in the development of an international tax group for RJR's world-wide corporate affairs. He was Senior International Tax Counsel and Group Manager for International Tax Planning for RJR.
At the time of the leveraged buyout of RJR he became Vice-President of Sea Land Corporation, formerly an RJR subsidiary which was spun off to become a NYSE company. In 1988, following the acquisition of Sea Land by CSX Corp. he returned to the private practice of law in New York.
Mr. England was born in North Carolina. He was a former Captain in the United States Air Force. Mr. England serves on the Board of Directors for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, an organization set up by President John F. Kennedy of leading lawyers and law firms to support Civil Rights initiatives.