Rachel B. Reisberg
Rachel B. Reisberg is a partner in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s Tax Department. She focuses on the tax aspects of U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and other dispositions, joint ventures, and financing transactions.
Among other matters, Ms. Reisberg has represented:
- Nielsen in its pending $16 billion acquisition by a consortium led by Evergreen Coast Capital, an affiliate of Elliott, and Brookfield and in the $2.7 billion sale of its Global Connect business to Advent International
- eBay in the $3.8 billion sale of a majority of its Korean businesses to Emart, in the $9.2 billion acquisition of its Classifieds business by Adevinta ASA and its $2.25 billion sale of shares of Adevinta ASA to Permira, in the sale of StubHub to viagogo for $4.05 billion, and in the separation of eBay and PayPal into two public companies
- IAC/InterActiveCorp in its spin-off of its Vimeo business and in its separation of Match Group from its remaining businesses
- Marathon Petroleum Corporation in the $21 billion acquisition of its Speedway business by 7-Eleven
- Varian Medical Systems in its $16.4 billion sale to Siemens Healthineers and in the spin-off of its Imaging Components business
- ConocoPhillips in its $13 billion all-stock acquisition of Concho Resources and in the $22 billion spin-off of its refining & marketing businesses, Phillips 66
- United Technologies in its separation into three independent public companies, forming Otis Worldwide Corp. and Carrier Global Corporation, and in its $147 billion merger of equals of its Aerospace business with Raytheon Company, forming Raytheon Technologies Corporation
- New York Media in its sale to Vox Media
- Broadcom in its $10.7 billion acquisition of Symantec’s Enterprise Security business and in its $18.9 billion all-cash acquisition of CA Technologies
- Publicis Groupe in its $4.4 billion acquisition of Alliance Data’s Epsilon business
- Michael Kors Holdings Limited (now renamed Capri Holdings Limited) in its €1.83 billion acquisition of Gianni Versace S.p.A.
- Energen in its $9.2 billion all-stock merger with Diamondback Energy
- Penn National Gaming (now renamed PENN Entertainment) in its $2.8 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment and in its separation of its gaming properties into a publicly-traded REIT
- C. R. Bard in its $24 billion sale to Becton Dickinson
- FMC in its acquisition of DuPont’s Crop Protection business in exchange for FMC’s Health and Nutrition business and $1.2 billion in cash
- Whole Foods Market in its $13.7 billion acquisition by Amazon.com
- Regency Centers in its $15.6 billion merger with Equity One
- Cousins Properties in its merger with Parkway Properties and simultaneous spin-off of their combined Houston assets, creating two publicly-traded REITs with a combined gross asset value of $7 billion
- Gaming and Leisure Properties in its $5.1 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment’s real estate assets
- Coventry Health Care in its $7.3 billion sale to Aetna
- Cooper Industries plc in its $11.8 billion combination with Eaton Corporation
Ms. Reisberg received a B.S. in accounting and a B.S. in finance, each cum laude, from the University of Maryland in 2006. Ms. Reisberg received a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2010 where she served as executive technical editor of the Journal on Legislation.
Ms. Reisberg was featured in Bloomberg Law’s They’ve Got Next: The 40 under 40 in 2022, was named a Rising Star by Law360 in 2020, is a member of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and past chair of the Tax Section’s Under 10 club, in addition to being a member of the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
- Spin-Off Guide - 2021,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, June 15, 2021.