Christopher R. K. Cawley

Partner - Boston

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Kip Cawley, a member of the firm’s Taxation Group, focuses his practice on a variety of domestic and international business tax planning matters. He has experience helping clients organize new business structures; plan and complete mergers, acquisitions and restructurings; and navigate complex compliance regimes, such as FATCA and the OECD Common Reporting Standard. In addition, Kip advises clients on the U.S. tax consequences of international business transactions.

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  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002
  • Denison University, B.A., cum laude, 1999

Professional Experience

  • Served as a legal extern to the Hon. Susan Pierson Sonderby of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Foley Hoag Alert, “First FBAR, Now FATCA: New Information Reporting Requirements for U.S. Taxpayers with Foreign Financial Assets” (April 2012)

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  • Co-Chair, Boston Bar Association Tax Section, Federal Tax and Business Transactions Committee (2015-present)
  • Council Member, Massachusetts Bar Association Taxation Law Section Council (2011-present)
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Panelist, “Covering the Bases: FATCA Resources,” Foley Hoag (April 2014)
  • Speaker, “Getting Ready for FATCA,” Lex Mundi (October 2014)
  • Panelist, “Choice of Entity Considerations,” Massachusetts Bar Association (June 2012)
  • Speaker, “FATCA Compliance for Hedge Fund Managers,” Financial Executives Alliance (May 2012)
  • Speaker, “FATCA Compliance for Investment Managers,” Operational Risk Breakfast Club (April 2012)
  • Panelist, "First Annual New England Federal Tax Forum," MCLE (December 2010)
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court