Overview

As Co-Chair of the firmwide Tax Transactions & Consulting practice, Jason Bazar advises corporate, banking and investment fund clients on the tax aspects of financing and business combination transactions. His guidance to domestic and foreign clients includes planning the tax aspects of taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs and restructurings. Jason also counsels clients on the capitalization and structuring of inbound and outbound operations, including branches and subsidiaries, and general corporate and international tax planning matters.

Jason regularly advises clients on the tax aspects of cross-border and domestic financing transactions, including leveraged financings, asset-based loans, securitizations and other structured financings, as well as lease transactions. In the capital markets area, Jason counsels clients on the tax aspects of debt, equity and hybrid securities offerings, U.S. and non-U.S. financial instruments and other capital markets transactions.

Chambers USA recognizes Jason Bazar for his “expertise in M&A and a range of financing transactions”, and stated "he brings a pragmatic approach and guides you in a way that understands the bigger picture."

Jason joined Mayer Brown in 2001 and became a partner in 2006.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

New York University School of Law, LLM, Taxation

California Western School of Law, JD, magna cum laude

Dean's ListManaging Editor, California Western Law Review; International Law Journal, 1995-1996

James Madison University, BA

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • New York

Memberships

  • Chairman, Committee on US Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties, American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Tax Section