Jones Day adds tax partner Richard Nugent in New York


The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Richard Nugent has joined the Firm's Tax Practice as a partner, and will be based in its New York Office. 

A transactional lawyer with deep experience in the tax implications of public and private mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs, Mr. Nugent also counsels debtors, creditors, and potential acquirers of financially troubled companies both within and outside bankruptcy proceedings.  

"Richard's successful track record will make him a fine addition to our already strong practice," said Edward T. Kennedy, who co-leads Jones Day's Tax Practice. "He has advised very high-profile clients on the ramifications of many types of transactions and counseled them regarding the most appropriate options for deal structuring. His experience will benefit Jones Day clients not just in New York, but throughout the world."  

Mr. Nugent has also advised clients on cross-border tax strategies, financings, and other capital markets activities, partnership and other joint venture arrangements, real estate transactions, and tax controversies. 

"Richard is joining a practice that consistently is called upon by lawyers throughout Jones Day to advise on the tax implications and consequences of domestic and multinational transactions," said Wesley R. Johnson Jr., Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's New York Office. "He brings us experience that will be of great benefit to clients served by our M&A, Private Equity, and other practices. We are very pleased to have him and look forward to his contributions." 

Mr. Nugent is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section for which he has co-authored several reports and letters and is a member of the Tax Forum. He was recognized in the Domestic Tax category for 2015-2016 by The Legal 500 and in Super Lawyers (New York-Metro) for 2011-2016, and was named to the Turnarounds & Workouts annual list of Bankruptcy Tax Specialists from 2011 to 2016.  

Mr. Nugent is a regular speaker at the Practising Law Institute on Pass-Through Corporations and Publicly Traded Partnerships, and has written a number of published articles on U.S. tax policy.