Robert S.
Chase II


Robb Chase helps multinational companies with significant operations in the United States plan their transactions—acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, restructurings and finance company arrangements—to achieve desired business objectives while minimizing the domestic and international tax consequences. Robb guides clients on the planning and integration side of transactions—navigating the maze of U.S. tax rules and regulations.

With more than 15 years of experience, Robb counsels multinational corporations in all aspects of structuring, negotiating, documenting and reporting cross-border transactions, and he has represented taxpayers in complex tax audit and litigation matters.

Robb regularly advises clients on tax issues relating to domestic and foreign public and private debt offerings, synthetic and hybrid instruments, foreign currency transactions, swaps and derivatives, hedging transactions and other complex financial products and transactions. He counsels clients on the tax implications of modifications to, and defeasances of, commercial mortgages held by real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs), as well as other aspects of the tax rules applicable to REMICs.

Selected Experience

Sutherland serves as U.S. tax counsel for multinational European acquisition.
Sutherland served as U.S. tax counsel in a Fortune 100 retail company's acquisition of a European retailer and its post-acquisition integration.
Sutherland serves as tax counsel to TE Connectivity in $1.25 billion cash merger acquisition of ADC Telecommunications.
Sutherland served as tax counsel to TE Connectivity Ltd. in its $1.25 billion cash merger acquisition of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. We provided tax advice to TEL in the acquisition transaction and continue to provide advice regarding the post-acquisition integration of the acquired business.
Sutherland serves as U.S. tax counsel in $3 billion credit agreement for Altria.
Sutherland served as U.S. tax counsel in Altria's $3 billion credit agreement.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers® (2013)

Named among Washington, D.C.’s “40 Under 40” by Legal Times magazine (2009)

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of tax: international (2011)

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar

  • J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School, George Washington Law Review
  • B.S., University of Utah
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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