John P.
Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Of Counsel, Cooley LLP, New York
Area of Expertise: 
International Taxation
U.S. Law

John P. Steines, Jr. is of Counsel in the Tax practice group at Cooley LLP, and is resident in the New York office. He joined Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP in 2004, which was merged into Cooley Godward Kronish LLP in 2006.

Mr. Steines has a broad-based practice in partnership, corporate, and international tax matters.  His clients include an international financial services company, which Mr. Steines counsels on matters relating to cross-border financing arrangements, foreign investments, and various other matters; several international oil companies, which he advises on foreign tax credit, international restructuring, and cross-border financing matters; and an international energy company, which he advises on a variety of corporate tax matters.

Areas in which Mr. Steines has counseled clients over the years include:

  • Structuring international operations of multinational companies with the objective of maximizing foreign tax credits, deferring tax burdens, and facilitating efficient repatriation of offshore funds;
  • Cross-border financing arrangements;
  • Creditability of specific foreign taxes for U.S. foreign tax credit purposes;
  • Domestic and international strategic joint ventures in numerous business sectors, including professional services, telecommunications, and manufacturing;
  • Private equity and hedge fund investments;
  • Restructuring distressed and bankrupt corporations and partnerships.; and Corporate and partnership mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Steines has been Professor of Law at New York University School of Law for over 25 years, where he has taught a wide variety of courses in the LL.M. program in taxation.  A former Editor-in-Chief of the Tax Law Review, he is a frequent speaker to professional groups and is the author of numerous articles on partnership, corporate, and international tax issues as well as a new book for students and practitioners on international aspects of U.S. income taxation. In light of his combined academic and professional experience, Mr. Steines also acts as an expert witness from time to time.

Mr. Steines' prior professional affiliations include Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and Deloitte & Touche.

Mr. Steines was a Gerald L. Wallace Scholar at New York University School of Law, where he earned his LL.M. He earned his J.D. from Ohio State University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was Order of the Coif.