Joseph A. Riley
Partner | New York
Joseph A. Riley

Joseph A. Riley practices in the area of tax law, with particular emphasis on the taxation of U.S. and international investment funds, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds, cryptocurrency funds including bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, business development companies (BDCs), hedge funds, commodity pools and offshore funds.

Mr. Riley advises investors and investment managers on the taxation of securities and derivatives, tax reporting to investors, U.S. and foreign withholding taxes, IRS matters, the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and other general tax issues.

Mr. Riley serves a member of the Investment Company Institute’s Tax Advisory Committee and as a board member of the non-profit National Domestic Violence Hotline.

  • Dechert Breakfast Briefing During the ICI Conference: Current Developments Affecting the Fund Industry — Dechert LLP, Palm Desert, CA (March 21, 2023)


  • The Corporate Transparency Act – Part 2  — New York State Bar Association Business Law Section 2023 Webinar (February 28, 2023)


  •  The CTA Is Coming! What All Business Attorneys Need To Know About The Corporate Transparency Act — New York State Bar Association Business Law Section 2022 Webinar (December 8, 2022)


  • Emerging Trends in Law – Evolution or Earthquake for NY Business? — New York State Bar Association Business Law Section 2022 Virtual Spring Meeting (May 25, 2022)

Panelist, The Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) panel discussed how the bill will affect business in New York.

  • Investment Management — ABA Tax Section 2022 May Tax Meeting, Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC (May 12-14, 2022)

Panelist, Investment Company Institute provided updates on issues impacting registered funds.

  • Bearer Notes & Bearer Bonds — ABA Tax Section 2018 Midyear Meeting, San Diego, CA (February 9, 2018)

Moderator, "Bearer Notes & Bearer Bonds" panel discussed the September 2017 proposed regulations providing guidance on the definitions of “registered-required obligation” and “registered form.” These regulations addressed changes in market practices and the repeal of the exception to the registered form requirement for foreign-targeted bearer obligations.

    • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1985
    • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988
    • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1993
    • New York
    • Massachusetts