Joseph A. Riley

Joseph Riley Dechert tax lawyer New York

Joseph A. Riley


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3528 | +1 212 698 3599


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, 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 is a recommended lawyer for International Tax in The Legal 500 US. He also serves as a member of Law360’s tax editorial advisory board, as a member of the Investment Company Institute’s Tax Advisory Committee, and as a board member of the non-profit National Domestic Violence Hotline.

  • 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
Speaking Engagements
  • 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.