Alex Farr - McDermott Will & Emery


Alex Farr focuses his practice on federal income and international tax planning for partnerships, corporations, and individuals related to complex domestic and international business transactions across a variety of industries, including the technology, healthcare, real estate and energy sectors.

Alex advises private equity funds, portfolio companies and public companies with respect to strategic mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. He also has significant experience with investment fund formation and structuring matters, advising both fund sponsors and limited partner investors.

Alex also has extensive experience advising single family offices and high net worth clients with respect to both strategic internal tax structuring and M&A transactional matters across a number of industries, including sports and entertainment, hospitality, technology and others.


  • Represented Mat Ishbia in connection with his purchase of a controlling stake in the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury at a $4 billion valuation, the largest control transaction in NBA history and one of the largest transactions in the history of professional sports
  • Represented Westlawn Group LLC in multiple acquisitions by Westlawn affiliate, Ellipsis US Onshore Holdings LLC, of non-operated oil and gas properties in the Delaware Basin of Texas and New Mexico
  • Represented the Morgan family in connection with their equity investment in the syndicate led by Josh Harris in the acquisition of the Washington Commanders

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  • Legal 500 US, 2022
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018 to present


  • Dallas Bar Association Tax Section, Treasurer, Tax Council, member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyer, Pro Bono Partners Committee, co-chair
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, fellow
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, fellow


New York University School of Law, LLM, 2012
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2011
Boston University, BS, magna cum laude, 2008