Nir Fishbien is an Associate in Caplin & Drysdale’s International Tax and Business, Investment & Transactional Tax practice groups. Mr. Fishbien’s practice centers around advising foreign and domestic individuals and companies, funds and financial institutions on a range of complex tax matters, including:

  • domestic and cross-border taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, credit financing arrangements, restructurings and reorganizations;
  • partnership, LLC, and investment agreements;
  • transfer pricing, sourcing of income and expense, and determining U.S. effectively connected income; and
  • families and individuals in connection with structuring their worldwide investments.

Highlights

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fishbien practiced tax law at an international law firm in New York where he represented, among others, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in the sale of Union Bank’s U.S. regional bank franchise to U.S. Bancorp (the largest bank M&A deal in 2021), HSBC in the sales of its East and West Coast Retail Branch Network to Citizens Bank and Cathay Bank, respectively, FTX.US in its acquisition of LedgerX, a CFTC-regulated digital currency derivatives exchange, and ConsenSys, a blockchain software company, in its acquisition of JPMorgan's enterprise blockchain platform Quorum, an open-source Ethereum-based platform that enables companies to build customizable blockchain solutions. 

During Mr. Fishbien’s time at the University of Michigan Law School, he earned a doctorate degree focusing on U.S. International Tax Law. He received three fellowships and spent time in Japan, Germany and Israel doing tax research. Mr. Fishbien also attended the prestigious 2016 International and European Tax Moot Court competition where his team won Best Team Brief for the Taxpayer.

While at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mr. Fishbien won the Dean’s Award and Harry Simons Award in addition to receiving the Tevie H. Miller Scholarship. He also served on the Editorial Board for the Mishpatim Law Review. After University, Mr. Fishbien served as an Economist for the Banking & Financing Department in the Israel Ministry of Finance for three years.

In the summer of 2016, he was an International Tax Intern with the firm. 

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  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Tax Court
Education

S.J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2019

LL.M. in International Tax, University of Michigan Law School, 2016 

LL.B., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2012, magna cum laude

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