O'Brien, Patrick B.

222 East 41st StreetNew York, NY 10017- 6702

Updated: 01/08/2014


Patrick O'Brien's practice focuses on providing U.S. federal income tax advice to U.S. and non-U.S. clients in connection with a variety of corporate and partnership transactions. His experience includes taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions, complex capital restructurings, partnership formations and capitalizations, joint ventures, debt instruments and derivatives, foreign currencies, energy tax credits, real estate transactions, and foreign investments in...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Practice Areas

  • Tax

Representative Cases

  • B.S. Holding completes investment in New Jersey real estate , (2011)
  • Clark Crosnoe forms hedge fund
  • FirstEnergy receives $57.47 million Smart Grid Investment Grant and related contracts , (2010)
  • Fly Leasing acquires 49 commercial jet aircraft for $1.4 billion , (2011)
  • Gavilon Holdings to be acquired by Marubeni for $3.6 billion , (2012)
  • Goldman Sachs subsidiary acquires one-third interest in holding company of McCormack Baron Salazar
  • Hachette Livre acquires Time Warner Book Group for $537 million , (2009)
  • James Finlay sells Vintage Parts to Sentinel Capital
  • KeyBank finances wind and solar project located in Kingman, Arizona
  • OG&E receives Smart Grid Investment Grant for $130 million , (2010)
  • Private equity fund invests in and provides subordinated credit facility to railroad logistic company , (2010)
  • Project Lotus acquires, obtains financing for, and develops luxury mixed-use development in California , (2009)
  • WL Ross and Ranieri Real Estate Partners acquire Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage from Deutsche Bank , (2012)
  • WL Ross funds acquire interest in real estate loan portfolio from the FDIC


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 2009
    Major: Taxation
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 2004
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Journal: NYU Annual Survey of American Law, Article Editor
  • Rutgers University, 1998
    Major: Economics


Published Works

  • Treasury Issues Guidelines on Payments for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 2009

Office Information


222 East 41st StreetNew York, NY 10017- 6702


  • (212) 755-7306


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