David R. Hardy

Title: Counsel
Company: McDermott Will and Emery
Location: Hebron, New Hampshire, United States

David R. Hardy, counsel at McDermott Will and Emery, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in taxation law.

Specializing in the areas of corporate and international tax law within the energy industry, Mr. Hardy possesses proficiency in cross-border merger transactions, including joint ventures, public company stock acquisitions, cross-border security issuances, real estate and private equity partnerships, inbound and outbound securities and project financings. Over the course of his career, he is credited with developing and implementing a multi-billion dollar tax-advantaged intragroup restructuring for a major publicly traded North American company, structuring a multi-billion dollar combination of two US groups of a public European company, advising on a $400 million intragroup debt relief and structuring a $7 billion cross-border acquisition of intangible and operating assets.

Mr. Hardy initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Reed College in 1971, graduating as a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa academic society. Thereafter, he earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law School in 1975 and a Master of Laws in taxation from the Law School at New York University in 1979. He began his law career at Reid and Priest, finding success as a tax partner from 1987 to 2000. Thereafter, he excelled as a tax partner at McDermott Will and Emery from 2000 to 2007. Before returning to the aforementioned firm in 2021, he found success as a partner with Osler Hoskin and Harcourt LLP from 2007 to 2020.

Supplementing his professional career, Mr. Hardy is a frequent speaker and author on various tax-related topics has contributed as the principal author of several NYS Bar Tax Section reports and has written on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax, the anti-double dip finance provisions, the anti-hybrid provisions of the US-Canada treaty, the non-recognition rules regarding the outbound transfers of intangible property and the consistency principle in tax treaty interpretation. For his achievements in the field, he is honored to have been presented with the International Tax Lawyer of the Year Award and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in New York State. Moreover, he has participated on the board of directors as treasurer of the International Bar Association Foundation and the New York State Bar Tax Section Executive Committee in addition to his role as the former president of the International Tax Institute in New York. Looking toward the future, he aims to play a key role in assisting companies that will experience changes due to fluctuating taxation laws.

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