Alan Kaden


Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Columbia

Professor Alan S. Kaden is a tax partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office and chairman of that office's tax department. He joined the...

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Professor Alan S. Kaden is a tax partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office and chairman of that office's tax department. He joined the Firm in 1981 and became a partner in 1987. Mr. Kaden is also a member of the Firm's Governance Committee and a co-managing partner of the Washington, DC office. Mr. Kaden has experience in all the principal areas of tax law, with particular emphasis on the structuring and negotiation of taxable and tax-free corporate acquisitions, reorganizations, spin-off transactions and dispositions of ongoing business enterprises, the structuring of investment funds, the development of partnership and other joint-venture arrangements for various business ventures and tax planning for financings and other capital formation transactions. He also has extensive tax litigation experience, the combination of which, with his transactional tax work, is a distinguishing element of his practice. Mr. Kaden works closely with various practice groups throughout the Firm and is a key member of the corporate transactional practice. Additionally, he acts as tax adviser to a number of major public and private corporations, investment bankers and other law firms. Recently, he represented Cargill, Incorporated in its proposed split-off of The Mosaic Company (for which he was recognized by American Lawyer as "Dealmaker of the Week"), Abraxis BioScience, Inc. in its US$2.9b acquisition by Celgene Corporation, Simon Property Group, Inc. in its acquisition of the outlet shopping center business of Prime Outlets Acquisition Company and its acquisition of The Mills Corporation, APP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its acquisition by Fresenius SE, Dow Jones in its acquisition by News Corp., BellSouth in its acquisition by AT&T Corporation, a major private equity fund in various acquisitions, BellSouth in Cingular's acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.