Thomas Humphreys is a partner in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the Tax Transactions & Consulting practice. He has extensive experience with the tax aspects of capital markets transactions; financial instruments; real estate investment trusts; mergers and acquisitions; bankruptcy and reorganization; tax controversy, including transfer pricing; and international transactions. Thomas also works with investment banks and issuers on developing new financial products.
He is the author of Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships, published by Law Journal Seminars Press. He is also a co-author of Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners, a CCH Expert Treatise Library publication. He frequently speaks on tax topics before various audiences, including the Practising Law Institute.
Thomas is an adjunct professor of law at New York University Law School, where he teaches Taxation of Financial Instruments in the LLM program. He is also a solicitor, admitted as a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
Brian Hirshberg is counsel in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the Capital Markets practice. He focuses on representing issuer, sponsor and investment bank clients in registered and unregistered securities offerings. He has led a variety of transactions, including public equity and debt offerings; Rule 144A offerings; tender and exchange offerings; preferred stock offerings; and debt offerings for companies in various industries, including specialty finance, real estate and real estate investment trusts, business development, life science, healthcare and aviation. Additionally, he assists public company clients with ongoing securities law compliance requirements, including stock exchange obligations, shareholder-related disputes and corporate governance matters.