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Ronald E. Creamer Jr.


Ronald E. Creamer Jr.

New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
London +44-20-7959-8900+44-20-7959-8900 +44-20-7959-8950+44-20-7959-8950
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Ron Creamer is the head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Tax Group and also leads that group’s M&A practice.

Mr. Creamer is a seasoned practitioner in all types of acquisitions and dispositions, particularly cross-border transactions. He is noted for his calm, business-oriented approach and his ability to achieve consensus in complex negotiations. In addition to his M&A practice, Ron regularly advises clients on the execution and IRS review of tax-efficient financing techniques and capital markets strategies.

Rankings and Recognitions

Mr. Creamer has been recognized as a leading tax lawyer in:

  • Chambers Global
  • Chambers USA
  • Law360
  • The Legal 500 United States
  • The Legal 500 United Kingdom



  • Advance/Newhouse Partnership in the $80 billion three-way combination among its subsidiary Bright House Networks, LLC, Charter Communications, Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. 
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV on its acquisition of SABMiller, the third-largest acquisition in history, with a value of over $100 billion
  • Axel Springer SE (AS) in its $450 million acquisition of Business Insider
  • Bayer AG in its $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto Company
  • Cablevision Systems Corporation in its $10 billion acquisition by Altice N.V.
  • Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. in its sale to TransCanada Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $13 billion
  • Diebold, Inc. in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Wincor Nixdorf Aktiengesellschaft
  • Enbridge Inc. in its pending merger with Spectra Energy Corp in an all-stock deal valued at $28 billion
  • RR Donnelley & Sons Company in its creation of three independent, publicly traded companies: one business focused on financial communications and data services (Donnelley Financial Solutions); one business focused on publishing and retail-centric print services (LSC Communications); and one business focused on customized multichannel communications management (RR Donnelley)
  • Stemcentrx on its acquisition by AbbVie Inc. for approximately $10 billion, the largest transaction value ever paid for a private biotechnology company