Richard Casavechia joins Banc of America Securities

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Bank of America has announced that Richard Casavechia has joined the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Banc of America Securities as a managing director responsible for M&A tax advisory. He is based in New York and reports to Andrew Bednar, head of U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions.

Casavechia has more than 15 years of experience and has advised on numerous landmark M&A transactions. He joins Banc of America Securities from JP Morgan, where he was responsible for the M&A Tax Advisory Practice.

"Richard is widely recognized as one of the leading M&A tax specialists on the Street, and we are very pleased that he is joining our mergers and acquisitions advisory team," said Stefan Selig, global head of M&A at Banc of America Securities. "We are confident that Richard will provide our clients with superior advice and counsel to help them achieve their strategic objectives."

Bednar added: "Richard brings a highly valuable and critical skill set to our M&A business.  His extensive knowledge of all areas of tax planning in connection with transactions complements the range of securities products and M&A services we currently provide to our clients. With Richard, we enhance our intellectual capital. Combined with our financial capital, we are even better positioned to assist our clients with their financial and strategic needs."

Casavechia has advised on all types of acquisition and disposition transactions, including spin-offs and carve-outs, share repurchases, hedging of appreciated assets, and cross border M&A and financing transactions. Prior to JP Morgan, Casavechia was a tax attorney for Cahill, Gordon and Reindel. Before that he was a tax associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.  Upon graduation from law school, he completed a clerkship in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Casavechia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wesleyan University and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.

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