Christopher R. K. Cawley

Partner - Boston

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Kip Cawley, a partner in Foley Hoag's Tax Group, focuses his practice on a variety of domestic and international business tax planning matters. He has extensive experience helping clients organize new business structures; plan and complete mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and financings; and navigate complex compliance regimes, such as FATCA and the OECD Common Reporting Standard.

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  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002
  • Denison University, B.A., cum laude, 1999

Professional Experience

  • Served as a legal extern to the Hon. Susan Pierson Sonderby of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


  • Co-Chair, Boston Bar Association Tax Section, Federal Tax and Business Transactions Committee (2015-present)
  • Council Member, Massachusetts Bar Association Taxation Law Section Council (2011-present)
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Panelist, "Partnership Audit Reform and Private Funds," American Bar Association (September 2016)
  • Moderator, "Offshore Asset Disclosure: Practical Tips for the Unwary," Massachusetts Bar Association (May 2016)
  • Panelist, "A Quick Spin Through Spin-Offs," New England M&A Forum, Foley Hoag (April 2016)
  • Panelist, "Tax Law Update (PATH Act of 2015)," Boston Bar Association (February 2016)
  • Panelist, "An Introduction to the Practice of Tax Law," Boston Bar Association (January 2016)
  • Panelist, “Covering the Bases: FATCA Resources,” Foley Hoag (April 2014)
  • Speaker, “Getting Ready for FATCA,” Lex Mundi (October 2014)
  • Speaker, “FATCA Compliance for Hedge Fund Managers,” Financial Executives Alliance (May 2012)    
  • Speaker, “FATCA Compliance for Investment Managers,” Operational Risk Breakfast Club (April 2012)


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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court