New York, NY. Patrick “Rick” Cox, an attorney focusing on various tax aspects facing domestic and international companies, has joined Nixon Peabody’s New York office as a partner in the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions practice.
Rick focuses his practice on developing tax strategies for complex cross-border and domestic business transactions, representing local and international firms, investors, and financial intermediaries in federal income tax matters related to capital market transactions and M&A. Rick has also represented family offices, private equity funds and high-net-worth individuals.
“Rick is a seasoned tax attorney who adds to the depth and breadth of our client service offering in corporate transactions,” said Christopher Keefe, partner and leader of Nixon Peabody’s Corporate practice. “His demonstrated excellence and success in client service and development is a terrific cultural fit for Nixon Peabody, and we’re thrilled to have him join our New York City office.”
Rick advises clients on inbound and outbound tax issues relating to investments in securities, banking and finance, IP rationalizations, and tax treaty planning. In real estate, Rick advises clients on the benefits of qualified opportunity zones, REITs and other structures in investment towards real property in the U.S. He also counsels clients on creditor tax issues, such as debt offerings, exchanges, and reorganizations, including bankruptcy.
“Rick’s deep experience across capital markets, reorganizations, real estate, and private equity matters adds significant value for our clients,” said Joseph Lynch, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s New York City office. “Whether discussing planning opportunities around the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or potential distressed situations during a downturn, clients will appreciate Rick’s ability to simplify complicated scenarios and provide practical solutions.”
Outside his practice, Rick is heavily involved with the New York State Bar Association, where he is a member of the Bankruptcy and Operating Losses, Inbound U.S. Activities of Foreign Taxpayers, Outbound U.S. Activities of Foreign Taxpayers, and Cross-Border Capital Markets committees. Rick is also active in pro bono work, assisting clients in obtaining tax-exempt status for U.S. federal income tax purposes and advising foreign charitable organizations on their activities in the U.S.
Rick comes to Nixon Peabody from Baker McKenzie, where he was a partner. He attended New York University School of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and Pepperdine University School of Law. Rick earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, Berkeley.