Mr. Haeckel has more than 14 years of experience of providing corporations, their shareholders, partnerships, and their partners advice on a wide range of domestic and international tax issues including the tax consequences of business restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, of supply chains, of bankruptcy and distressed debtor workouts, on tax return compliance questions, on debt – equity questions, and of partnership issues. Mr. Haeckel provides tax advice on foreign businesses seeking to establish businesses in the United States as well as to US taxpayers with foreign business operations on how to most tax efficiently structure their respective business operations and transactions. In addition, Mr. Haeckel provides business tax compliance services for domestic and foreign partnerships and controlled foreign corporations and domestic corporations. Lastly, Mr. Haeckel provides individual tax compliance services for U.S. individual taxpayers living abroad on their unique tax issues.
After graduating from Northwestern University School of Law in 2005, Mr. Haeckel began his career in Chicago Illinois at Latham & Watkins LLP working on domestic tax issues. Following his wife to Washington, D.C., Mr. Haeckel worked at Shearman & Sterling LLP where his practice focused on certain international tax issues and tax disclosures for securities and debt prospectuses as well as tax structured financial instruments including Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit tax opinions for Freddie Mac’s mortgage backed securities as well as swaps and other derivatives. Mr. Haeckel continued his practice at then Sutherland, Asbill, & Brennan LLP (Eversheds Sutherland LLP) where he advised Fortune 500 clients on their international tax structures and related tax considerations from their restructurings as well as tax advice on swap and derivative contracts. Thereafter, Mr. Haeckel practiced at Davis, Graham & Stubbs in Denver Colorado where he worked on a range of domestic tax issues for small and mid-sized businesses including distressed debtor workouts and provided advice to regulated investment companies (mutual funds) with respect to mergers. Mr. Haeckel relocated back to Washington, D.C. where he worked at KPMG LLP on international tax matters ranging from U.S. international tax compliance matters to international restructuring engagements as well as tax due diligence engagements for private equity clients including the Carlyle Group. Next, Mr. Haeckel worked at Ernst & Young LLP where he worked on bankruptcy workouts, tax loss planning transactions, partnership integration transactions, tax due diligence projects, and mergers and acquisitions transactions for clients ranging from the Global 500 to small businesses.
Mr. Haeckel is admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C., and his application to practice law in Virginia is pending.
Mr. Haeckel is married with two young boys. In his spare time, he is an avid American football fan, NBA fan, and casual chess player. In addition, Mr. Haeckel is a frequent reader of fiction and enjoys cycling and swimming when he is not learning more tax.