John B. Palmer III is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he is chair of the firm’s Taxation Practice. His practice focuses on federal income tax matters, with special emphasis on corporate taxation, partnerships and limited liability companies, and tax accounting issues.
Mr. Palmer also represents corporate and wealthy individual clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities and in federal and state administrative and judicial forums.
His clients include investment management, venture capital, and private equity firms, whom he advises on formation issues, the structuring of equity interests, restructurings and equity financings, and mergers and acquisitions.
Representative Experience :
- Advising the Ricketts family on tax issues involved in the leveraged partnership acquisition of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball Club.
- Advising the Chuck Greenberg/Nolan Ryan team in connection with the successful purchase of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Club.
- Advising Guggenheim Baseball Management in connection with its successful purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, Michigan Law Review, 1977), Mr. Palmer received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University (B.A., high honors, 1974).
Mr. Palmer is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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