Raymond J. Wiacek

Ray Wiacek's practice involves the tax and business aspects of financial and international transactions, including structured and cross-border financings, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, and international licensing and related planning for intellectual property, as well as disputes with the IRS and foreign governments related to such transactions.

Ray led the worldwide team integrating Warner-Lambert and Pharmacia with Pfizer after Pfizer's acquisition of those companies. This included the disposition of nonstrategic assets, such as Schick and Wilkinson Sword to Energizer and Chiclets and Dentyne to Cadbury. He recently negotiated and closed a number of cross-border financings for Bank of America, against many of the leading banks in Europe. He also has favorably resolved tax disputes ranging from the proper pricing of foreign autos and trucks to the validity of synfuel credits and from the effectiveness of an agreement to share R&D costs worldwide to the tax treatment of M&A break up fees. [1]