John T. Lutz advises clients on federal and state taxation, particularly the taxation of structured finance, derivative, structured products and hedge funds. He also counsels clients on matters related to tax examinations and controversies, insurance products, investment tax credits, conventional US and cross-border securities offerings, and corporate mergers and acquisitions.
John handles all aspects of developing derivatives products and new structures for financings and other capital market transactions, including the structuring of cross-border tax-advantaged financings and asset-backed securities. He represents banks and investment managers in connection with collateralized loan obligations, structured notes and repackagings.
John is a recognized leader in the tax aspects of municipal derivatives and tax-exempt bond securitizations. He provides tax advice to derivative products dealers in the domestic and cross-border contexts, advising on US and international tax issues related to equity swaps, repurchase agreements, structured notes and offshore structured finance vehicles.
Internationally, John provides advice to banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, investment managers, sponsors and other market participants in a wide variety of investment transactions.
Previously, John served as chief counsel to US Senator Jeff Chiesa.
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