Tara M. Lancaster

Tara M. Lancaster

Sidley Austin LLP, Partner

Dallas, Texas

TARA LANCASTER is a partner in Sidley's tax department and is based in Dallas. She represents private equity sponsors and corporate clients on federal income tax matters covering a broad range of international and domestic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, debt financings, restructurings and securities offerings. She also has experience advising clients on transactions involving the formation and acquisition of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and on real estate acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings. Tara has provided tax advice on transactional matters for clients in a variety of industries, including consumer and retail, technology, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, healthcare and professional services. Tara's range, experience and results have earned her public recognition, including most recently being selected by D Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers Under 40" for 2021. Since 2017, Tara has been recognized annually by Texas Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in Tax and was selected by D Magazine in 2020 as one of the "Best Lawyers" in Dallas. In addition to her transactional practice, Tara serves on Sidley's national Committee for the Retention and Promotion of Women (CRPW) and is co-chair of CRPW for the Dallas office. A sampling of Tara's representative experience before joining Sidley includes: Thomas H. Lee Partners in its $2.7 billion acquisition of a majority interest of Party City Thomas H. Lee Partners in its multi-billion dollar investment in Acosta, and Acosta's acquisition of Mosaic and Anderson Dayman Worldwide Centerbridge Partners in its $1.1 billion take private of P.F. Chang's China Bistro Centerbridge Partners in its substantial minority investment in syncreon Holdings Limited Berkshire Partners in its acquisition of a majority interest in a joint venture with Torrecom Partners, formed for the purpose of operating a Latin American cellular tower business Berkshire Partners in its $800 million investment in Canada-based Farm Boy Berkshire Partners in its $1 billion sale of National Vision Inc. to KKR & Co OMERS in its sale of United States Infrastructure Corporation (USIC) to Leonard Green OMERS in its sale of Nordco Inc. to Greenbriar Equity Group Kainos Capital in its formation of a $468 million fund and acquisition of HM Capital Partners' entire portfolio of food and consumer products investments Kainos Capital in its $600 million sale of Earthbound Farm to The WhiteWave Foods Company CIC Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Activa Resources, LLC Lindsey Goldberg in its $625 million sale of PL Midstream to an affiliate of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners Representation of EQT Corporation, EQT Midstream Partners, Jones Energy, and American Resource Development in connection with various M&A, joint venture and capital markets transactions Tail Water Capital in its formation of a $435 million energy investment fund and acquisition of oil and gas investments spun out from HM Capital Partners HiT Entertainment in its $680 million acquisition by Mattel, Inc. Citadel in its $2.4 billion cash-and-stock acquisition by Cumulus Media American Capital (n/k/a Ares Capital) in its $144 million sale of Aptara, Inc. Representation of real estate funds, REITs and other investors in the sale and acquisition of multiple first-class office buildings throughout the United States Representation of chapter 11 debtors, including Lehman Brothers and American Airlines, in tax aspects of restructuring matters

Experience

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