About the expert
Richard Casavechia is a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Barclays, responsible for advising on all types of complex acquisition and disposition strategies, including taxable and tax-free mergers; spin-offs, split-offs, carve-outs and spin / merge transactions; REIT conversions and spin-offs; tax-efficient IPOs; joint ventures and partnerships; tax-efficient share repurchases; structured transactions to hedge (or dispose of) appreciated assets without triggering tax; and cross-border M&A and financing transactions.
Prior to joining Barclays, Richard spent almost nine years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was head of the firm’s M&A Structuring business and advised on a broad range of acquisition and disposition strategies. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he spent nine years at J.P. Morgan as the Global Head of M&A Tax Advisory and also worked as a tax attorney, most recently at Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Before entering private practice, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen S. Trott on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Wesleyan University.