Biography

Wade‘s practice combines broad corporate law knowledge with a comprehensive grasp of domestic and international tax issues.

He has extensive experience with tax planning for U.S. and international corporate, real estate and partnership transactions. Wade also handles matters related to the structuring of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, corporate reorganizations, liquidations, divestitures and spin-offs.

Wade advises his clients on a range of business issues. As outside corporate counsel for a group of medical device companies he provides counsel on all legal aspects of domestic and international operations, including corporate tax law, intellectual property, trademarks, regulatory and acquisition matters.

Wade also represents a variety of clients, including creditors, debtors, equity holders and investors in the tax aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring of distressed companies.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Wade was a partner in the Chicago office of a full-service nationwide firm. 

Representative Matters

  • Acted as international tax counsel to a U.S. purchaser in the acquisition of subsidiaries of a UK holding company with operations in England, Australia, the Netherlands and the U.S.

  • Represented numerous private equity funds in structuring the purchase and sale of various portfolio companies.

  • Created a tax-efficient structure to acquire multiple companies from a multibillion dollar holding company allowing the separated companies to pursue additional acquisitions in a tax-efficient manner.

  • Served as tax counsel to a foreign parent company in the tax-free spin-off of its U.S. subsidiary.

  • Acted as trial counsel to a global food manufacturer in a multimillion dollar tax refund suit regarding the abandonment of intangibles.

  • Represented the seller in $130 million transaction using an UPREIT structure.

  • Obtained an IRS private-letter ruling regarding the tax-free conversion of a mutual property and casualty insurance company into the stock property and casualty insurance company and a ruling regarding the tax treatment of a series limited liability company.

  • Negotiated a favorable settlement with the IRS National Office with respect to an excess benefit transaction.