Christopher "Kip" Cawley

Partner - Boston

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Christopher (“Kip”) Cawley, a partner in Foley Hoag's Boston office, is a member of the firm’s Tax Group. He regularly advises clients on tax matters relating to private investment funds and domestic and international business transactions.

Kip represents private investment fund managers in connection with the tax aspects of fund formation, portfolio company acquisitions, operations and exits, and complex compliance regimes, such as FATCA and the OECD Common Reporting Standard. He also regularly advises investors on tax considerations relating to portfolio investments, including eligibility for benefits under income tax treaties and structuring tax-efficient investments for non-U.S. and U.S. tax-exempt investors.

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

Representative Experience

  • MDxHealth SA (Nasdaq/Euronext: MDXH), a foreign private issuer, in its acquisition of the OncoType DX Genomic Prostate Score business from Exact Sciences Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAS) for cash and equity consideration of up to $100 million, including a multi-year earn-out arrangement.

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.


  • Boston Bar Association Tax Section, Steering Committee Member (2015-present), Federal Tax and Business Transactions Committee Co-Chair (2015-2017)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Taxation Law Section Council, Council Member (2011-2017)
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Panelist, "Tax Reform Update," The Concord Vine (April 2018)
  • Panelist, "Tax Update," Small Business Institute Investor Alliance Pre-conference Luncheon, Foley Hoag (February 2018)
  • 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 for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court