Robert Heller

Robert Heller

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Covington & Burling LLP
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-1405
Tel: +1 212 841 1077
Fax: +1 646 441 9077




  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1998
    • summa cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Law Review, Articles Editor
    • Peter McCall Prize for graduating first in class
    • The Bernard A. Chertcoff Prize for Taxation
    • John H. Maurer Memorial Prize for Criminal Law
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1995

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Robert Heller is a partner in the firm’s New York office.  Mr. Heller's practice focuses on the tax aspects of corporate and partnership transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, public and private capital markets transactions, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings.  He also advises private equity sponsors in connection with fund formations and related matters as well as secondary purchasers of limited partnership interests in private equity funds.  Mr. Heller's capital markets practice includes advising non-US issuers and underwriters on US tax aspects of equity offerings as well as domestic issues of debt, equity, and other instruments including beneficial interests in royalty trusts.

Representative Matters

  • Represents the Pantheon Group in connection with numerous primary and secondary private equity fund investments.
  • Represented Neuberger Berman, the Hampshire Companies, Enhanced Equity Fund, and other private equity sponsors on fund formation and related matters.
  • Represented Charlesbank Capital Partners in its acquisition of Peacock Engineering Company, Cedar Creek Lumber, Zenith Products Corporation, the Horn Companies and its disposition of The GSI Group and Aurora Dairy Group.
  • Represented SandRidge Energy in its acquisition of Arena Resources and in the initial public offering of two oil and gas royalty trusts.

Honors and Rankings

  • Legal 500 US, Tax (2015) 
  • Rising Star - Tax, New York Super Lawyers (2011-2013)

Publications and Speeches

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