Altamura, Anthony

Anthony Altamura

Of Counsel, Business Finance

T 212.478.7280

Office

  • 488 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10022
Education
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A., magna cum laude, and M.S. in Policy Management, summa cum laude, 1981)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 1984)
  • New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, magna cum laude, 1989)
Biographical Details

    Tony’s practice involves advising financial institutions, private investment funds, investment banks and commercial lenders on the federal, state and foreign tax consequences of their business transactions.  Tony has particular expertise in the taxation of: business and investment corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, venture capital and private equity investments; creditors and debtors in bankruptcies and insolvencies, including the preservation and tax attributes; domestic and foreign stock and securities transactions; commercial lending, equipment leasing and real estate transactions.  Tony also counsels clients in connection with sophisticated business law matters, including private equity transactions, M&A transactions and compensation and wealth preservation programs.

    Selected representations:

    • Represented a private investment fund in the acquisition of a technology company and the creation of a domestically-controlled REIT to develop, own and operate a platform of data centers.
    • Represented a private investment fund in the acquisition of a distressed CMBS loan, 363 sales (credit bidding with loan), acquisition of a hotel portfolio and negotiation of a joint venture with a hotel operating partner.
    • Represented a foreign private equity fund in the acquisition of a New York City office building.
    • Advisor to a family office in connection with the creation of a residential real estate and hotel development and operational platform.
    • Represented the acquirer of several distressed asset portfolios (including real estate assets, commercial loans and various alternative asset classes).

    Tony is an active member of the Tax Sections of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, Tax Section.  He also served on the Board of Advisors and Contributors of the Journal of Taxation of Investments and is past author of its Washington View column.  Tony has lectured on various tax topics, including tax planning opportunities associated with limited liability companies before the New York Association of CPAs and the taxation of equipment leasing transactions on behalf of the Business Enterprise Institute in New York and Chicago.