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Tax: Corporate & Finance


Tax: Corporate & Finance - Nationwide

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Has the ability and resources to undertake the full range of corporate tax work, often working on matters with cross-border elements. Restructuring and capital markets remain core strengths. Its enviable client list includes international giants in areas such as electronics, internet services and financial services.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Very knowledgeable, very practical and always anticipating what might be coming next in a very complex situation."

"The tax group are very smart, very thorough in their analysis, and very responsive."

Work highlights Assisted Merrill Lynch with the sale of its international wealth management business to Julius Baer Group. The deal included the transfer of $84 billion of assets under management and 2,000 employees.

Advising Google on the sale of Motorola Home Business to ARRIS Group. The deal was worth $2.35 billion.

Notable practitioners

Key partners include Erika Nijenhuis, James Peaslee and Leslie Samuels, all of whom are based in the New York office. 

Significant clients Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Overseas Shipholding Group, Citi, Samsung Electronics, Sabre Inc. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Expertly handles the tax aspects of the most complex corporate transactions and has significant experience assisting with both domestic and cross-border matters. High-profile names within the shipping, insurance and transport industries are among its impressive list of clients. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Excellent responsiveness, problem solving and clarity of advice."

"Their execution is fantastic."  

Work highlights Advised Grupo Modelo on its $20.1 billion sale to Anheuser-Busch.

Assisted Unilever with the $700 million sale of its peanut butter business, Skippy, to Hormel Foods.

Notable practitioners

New York-based Stephen Gordon is the head of the tax department and a key contact.

Significant clients Archer Daniels Midland, Alliant Techsystems, Weyerhaeuser, Delta Air Lines, Time Warner. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Menlo Park.

What the team is known for Comprehensive practice with a gold-standard reputation for handling intricate capital markets and M&A transactions and their attendant tax matters. Impressive cross-border expertise with special insight into Israeli, Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong law, among other areas. Works with a range of investment banks and major companies. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Has a tradition and history of excellence." 

"Their work is timely, their conclusions are always well researched and thorough, and their advice is practical."

Work highlights Advised Morgan Stanley in relation to its issuance of $4.5 billion in senior notes.

Represented Comcast in its acquisition of GE's stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion.

Notable practitioners  

New York-based Avishai Shachar is head of the firm's tax department.

Significant clients Goldman Sachs, ExxonMobil, Credit Suisse, RBS, Aetna.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Chicago and New York.

What the team is known for Demonstrates excellence in a wide range of corporate tax areas, drawing in high-profile work with impressive clients. Its superb reputation with respect to private equity stands out in particular. Banking work is also among the team's fortes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are cutting-edge and push the envelope."  

"A very formidable group of tax lawyers that can handle sophisticated planning matters."

Work highlights Represented Yankee Candle Group in relation to the sale of subsidiary Yankee Candle Investments to Jarden for $1.75 billion. The deal also included an earn-out provision worth up to $55 million.

Assisted Baxter with its acquisition of Gambro for $4 billion.  

Notable practitioners

Key partners include Todd Maynes and Jeffrey Sheffield, based in Chicago, and Patrick Gallagher, based in New York.

Significant clients Heinz, 3G Capital, Clearwire, Bain Capital, Madison Dearborn Partners. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York, Chicago, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and DC.

What the team is known for International client base spanning a huge variety of industries and markets. Significant national and international network provides the platform for its superlative representation in a broad range of tax matters. In addition to handling tax planning, it continues to advise clients in relation to some of the biggest M&A transactions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"You feel confident that the answer they give you will be the best that you can get."

"They are a fantastic firm who are very smart and thorough in their analysis."

Work highlights Represented Stryker in relation its purchase of MAKO Surgical for $1.7 billion.

Assisted Westfield America with tax issues relating to its joint venture with Starwood Capital Group. The venture involved Starwood purchasing seven US shopping centers from Westfield for $1.6 billion. 

Notable practitioners

New York-based Matthew Rosen and DC-based Fred Goldberg are co-heads of the tax department.

Significant clients Blackstone, Apollo Investment, Baidu, PHH, Revlon.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include DC and New York.

What the team is known for Tax issues relating to M&A and capital markets transactions make up the bulk of the work, but has the depth of expertise and experience to handle every aspect of corporate tax. Leading player in cross-border transactions. Its profile ensures a healthy stable of high-profile clients. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Any advice they offer is absolutely top notch."  

"Practical, knowledgeable and can break down complicated issues so that they can be synthesized by non-tax professionals."

Work highlights Assisted Perrigo with its $8.6 billion purchase of Ireland-based biotech company Élan.

Represented Ally Financial in relation to the sale of various overseas interests. These include its share in a joint venture in China, its Canadian auto finance business, its operations in Europe and South America and its Mexican insurance business.

Notable practitioners

Ronald Creamer is head of the tax department and is based in New York.

Significant clients Fiat, Anheuser-Busch, Bridgewater Associates, Barclays, Kodak. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Receives extensive praise for its M&A-related tax expertise. Also handles tax issues relating to restructurings, real estate transactions and joint ventures. Serves clients in a wide range of industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have a complete understanding of their clients' cases: each and every risk is identified." 

"One of the preeminent tax groups in the area. They have very high-level practitioners."

Notable practitioners

Key partners Jodi Schwartz and Deborah Paul are based in New York.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Boston and DC.

What the team is known for Highly regarded for both domestic and cross-border tax planning. Has significant experience in the health, energy and technology industries, among others. Also has expertise in the tax aspects of joint ventures, particularly within the real estate arena.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are able to simplify very complex tax matters and they do a wonderful job all the time. They really make things comprehensible. They do fantastic work."

"They are very knowledgeable and insightful and are able to give us a very good, accurate prediction of what's going to happen."

Notable practitioners 

Department head John Magee is based in DC. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Quality private equity and capital markets-related tax work. Also active in relation to large, cross-border M&A. Key clients include big names in the insurance, communications and banking industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are always up-to-speed technically and make good judgments on behalf of their clients."

"They have extremely smart and experienced lawyers. The service is excellent and very proactive."

Work highlights Assisted Verizon with its offering of $49 billion in bonds.

Advised Tribune Co on the tax aspects of its purchase of Local TV Holdings for $2.7 billion.

Notable practitioners

New York-based Burt Rosen is head of the firm's tax department.

Significant clients American Airlines, Providence Equity Partners, AIG, Warner Music Group, CD&R. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and DC. 

What the team is known for Expertise across diverse areas such as real estate, private equity, M&A and hedge fund formation and the tax issues associated with these. Its broad client base includes major manufacturers, financial institutions and REITs as well as key players from other industries. Has the capacity to handle domestic and international transactions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have very good people and a good variety of tax expertise."

"They are very clever and clear in their tax advice, even on complex matters."

Work highlights Assisted Virgin Media with the tax issues concerning its $23.3 billion acquisition by Liberty Global.

Counseled Onex in relation to its purchase of Nielsen Expositions for $950 million.

Notable practitioners

Robert Cassanos is head of the firm's New York department. Alan Kaden leads the tax department in DC. 

Significant clients Merrill Lynch, Rio Tinto, Kimco Realty, Goldman Sachs, AEA Investors. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Los Angeles.

What the team is known for Strong in tax planning and transactional tax matters and able to provide high-quality counsel in relation to national and international-level work. Corporate finance work remains a key focus. Attracts a multitude of household names as clients.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I am very happy with what they're doing: they are very knowledgeable and responsive."

"A very good firm with a very good tax practice." 

Work highlights Assisted Covidien International Finance with its public offering of $1.25 billion of notes.

Advised Power-One in relation to its sale to ABB. The deal was worth $1 billion. 

Notable practitioners  

Key contacts Hatef Behnia, Paul Issler and Dora Arash are all based in Los Angeles.

Significant clients Tyco International, Intel, Amazon, Rockpoint Group, Wolverine Worldwide.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and DC.

What the team is known for Leading tax practitioners stationed across numerous US offices. Acts for clients in high-profile M&A deals, including recent transactions in the food, media and energy fields. Also advises on the tax aspects of REITs, capital restructurings and fund formations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are a fantastic firm. They can help you understand where the risks are in just about anything, and they can also problem solve."

"They appreciate the tax issues and the business considerations. They can balance commercial concerns with the technical side of things."

Work highlights Assisted Omnicom Group with the tax aspects of its merger with Publicis Groupe, a deal worth $35.1 billion.

Acted for US Airways in its merger with American Airways. The deal was worth $11 billion.

Notable practitioners

Samuel Weiner in Los Angeles is head of the firm's practice.

Significant clients Barclays, Platinum Equity, Lucasfilm, Citibank, Deutsche Bank. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Silicon Valley, Chicago, Miami, New York, DC and Houston. 

What the team is known for Strong national presence and a highly reputable practice in cross-border tax matters. Core strengths include tax concerns surrounding the energy arena and intellectual property. Clients include major names from a wide range of industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Creative, adaptable and responsive to client needs."

"Has a very solid international tax practice."  

Work highlights Acted for Johnson & Johnson in its $21.3 billion acquisition of Synthes.

Assisted Target with the tax aspects of the sale of its consumer credit card portfolio. TD Bank Group was the buyer and the deal was worth $5.7 billion.

Notable practitioners

Lowell Yoder heads the firm's US and international tax practice and is based in Chicago. 

Significant clients Walmart, American Express, Pfizer, Chevron, MasterCard. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Active and wide-ranging tax practice covering areas such as capital markets, REITs and spin-offs. Also well regarded for partnership and M&A work. Has a loyal following of investment fund clients.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They have very practical and very smart attorneys."  

"They are a very formidable team."  

Work highlights Represented HCP in tax issues pertaining to its acquisition of a portfolio consisting of 133 housing communities. The deal was worth $1.73 billion and the seller was a joint venture between Emeritus and Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI.

Assisted cruise line operator NCL with its $514 million offering of common stock. 

Notable practitioners

Richard Bronstein and Jeffrey Samuels, both based in New York, co-head the tax department.

Significant clients Time Warner Cable, Apollo Global Management, Citi, TowerBrook, General Atlantic. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Boston.

What the team is known for Provides tax advice to a wide range of clients, from hedge funds to tax-exempt organizations. Has expertise in relation to joint ventures, workout agreements, spin-offs and reorganizations, among other things. Much of its transactional work includes a cross-border element.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"Very helpful and knowledgeable."  

"The service they provide is excellent - and they are extremely knowledgeable of the securities industry."

Work highlights Advised Liberty Global on debt financing tax issues relating to its $23.3 billion purchase of Virgin Media.

Advised State Street on its acquisition of Goldman Sachs Administration Services for $550 million.

Notable practitioners

Boston-based Christopher Leich is head of the tax department.

Significant clients Bain Capital; TPG Capital; Thomas H. Lee Partners; Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe; Berkshire Partners.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Outstanding reputation for private equity and other fund-related tax work, including fund formation, and for handling the tax aspects of high-end M&A and capital markets transactions. A significant practice both nationally and internationally.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients.)
"They have a powerful combination of tax attorneys." 

"You can't throw anything at them they haven't seen before."  

Work highlights Acted for CVC Capital Partners on its creation of private equity fund CVC Capital Partners VII. The fund's commitments total $13.7 billion.

Assisted Vodafone with the tax aspects of a $130 billion deal to sell its US group to Verizon.

Notable practitioners  

New York-based John Hart is head of the tax department.

Significant clients Blackstone, Ingersoll Rand, Toys R Us, Microsoft, Accenture.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Dallas.

What the team is known for Handles the tax aspects of a broad range of transactional matters, including M&A, fund work and financings. Has a particularly strong reputation for work relating to restructurings and bankruptcies. Excellent credentials in cross-border matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They are very sharp, knowledgeable about tax arcana, extremely professional, smart and forward-thinking."

"The whole group is extremely well integrated." 

Work highlights Advised AMR on the tax issues concerning an $11 billion merger between its subsidiary, American Airlines, and the US Airways Group.

Acted for GE in its acquisition of Lufkin Industries for $3.3 billion. 

Notable practitioners

Kenneth Heitner and Martin Pollack co-head the firm's tax practice from New York.

Significant clients Lehman Brothers, Advent International, Providence Equity Partners, American Realty Capital Trust, CCMP Capital.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Palo Alto, Miami, Chicago, New York, Houston and DC.

What the team is known for Strong national practice supported by a huge international network. Sought out by clients from the telecom, healthcare and insurance sectors, as well as many others, for advice on a wide range of tax planning and transactional tax matters. Clients also benefit from the insight of its first-class tax controversy practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I always find a consistently high level of technical competence and a common culture of great teamwork and excellent client service."

"Top-notch technical expertise." 

Work highlights Represented Illinois Tool Works in its sale of Wilsonart to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for $1.35 billion.

Advised Johnson & Johnson on the tax aspects of the sale of some of its feminine hygiene brands to Energizer Holdings for $185 million.

Notable practitioners

Leonard Terr is head of the firm's national tax practice and is based in DC. John Peterson is a key partner in Palo Alto.

Significant clients eBay, Home Depot, PhotoBox, Nissan, Sony.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Houston, Austin and Dallas.

What the team is known for Excellent reputation for handling the tax needs of MLPs and major energy companies, with deep expertise in relation to spin-offs, joint ventures, securities transactions and M&A. Also acts with a number of notable media and technology companies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"High-caliber corporate and securities knowledge across multiple industries."

"An outstanding reputation and a strong, deep, varied practice." 

Work highlights Assisted LYB International Finance with the issuance of $1.5 billion of guaranteed notes.

Advised Transocean on the tax issues relating to its disposition of 38 shallow water drilling rigs. The deal was worth $1.05 billion.

Notable practitioners

Houston-based Richard Husseini heads the firm's tax department.

Significant clients Carrizo Oil & Gas, CenterPoint Energy, EQT Midstream Partners, Halliburton, Noble Corp. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is DC.

What the team is known for Has niche expertise in the tax issues affecting sports bodies. Represents all the major sports leagues in the USA as well as a wide range of other national and international clients on all manner of transactional tax and tax planning matters, including complex cross-border work. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have deep domain expertise in international tax work."

"I can expect them to hit on things that matter to me and they have an enthusiasm for the law."

Work highlights Represented Weyerhaeuser in its acquisition of Longview Timber for $2.65 billion.

Assisted Vivendi with tax aspects relating to the sale of a US-based subsidiary to Activision Blizzard for $8.2 billion.

Notable practitioners

Department co-heads Dan Luchsinger and Reeves Westbrook are both based in DC.

Significant clients PepsiCo, NFL, NBA, Barclays, United Technologies, Microsoft. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

What the team is known for Leading practice for the representation of technology clients, from small startups to established public companies. Handles tax matters stemming from mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other securities offerings, and a variety of other transactions and ventures.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"True stars in the international tax field." 

Notable practitioners 

David Forst is the head of the practice group and is based in Mountain View, California. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Chicago and New York.

What the team is known for Wide-ranging practice with expertise in areas including securitizations, joint ventures and restructurings. Experienced in handling both domestic and international matters. Tax planning practice coordinates well with the tax controversy practice to provide excellent risk management advice. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Complete understanding of the issues. We haven't been able to stump them yet."

"They have great coverage across a wide range of areas, and in some areas they are absolutely a go-to firm."

Work highlights Acted for Nestlé on its acquisition of Pfizer's infant nutrition business Pfizer Nutrition. The deal was worth $11.85 billion.

Advised Gulf Oil on the tax aspects of its acquisition of Houghton International for $1 billion.

Notable practitioners 

New York-based Jason Bazar and Chicago-based James Barry co-head the firm's national tax practice.

Significant clients Bank of America, Société Générale, Caterpillar, TransCanada, MetLife. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and DC.

What the team is known for Provides tax advice relating to a range of transactional matters, including capital market financings, spin-offs, M&A and post-acquisition reorganizations, and bankruptcies and restructurings. Has a special focus on cross-border transactions and their attendant tax matters. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are proactive and good communicators."  

"They are always available to us and are incredibly responsive." 

Work highlights Represented Liberty Global in its acquisition of Virgin Media for $23.3 billion.

Advised Service Corporation International on the tax aspects of its acquisition of Stewart Enterprises. The deal was worth $1.4 billion.

Notable practitioners  

The co-heads of the firm's tax practice are Laurence Bambino, based in New York, and Michael Shulman, based in DC. 

Significant clients Citi, Freddie Mac, Viacom, Morgan Stanley, Barclays. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

What the team is known for Extensive expertise in restructuring and investment fund work and has represented a broad range of REITs in addition to its other clients. Also covers tax issues relating to debt and equity offerings, M&A, joint ventures and other complex transactions.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are very practical, solution-focused and businesslike." 

"They are just awesome: thoughtful, careful and incredibly hard-working." 

Work highlights Assisted NV Energy with tax issues relating to its $5.6 billion acquisition of MidAmerican Energy Holdings.

Advised The Hartford in its agreement to sell its retirement plans business to Mass Mutual. The deal was worth $400 million. 

Notable practitioners  

The four co-heads of the firm's tax practice are New York-based Laura Barzilai and Robert Kreitman, Los Angeles-based Edwin Norris and Chicago-based Sharp Sorensen.

Significant clients Citadel Investment Group, GE, Starwood Property Trust, Exelon, Canyon Partners.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Atlanta and DC.

What the team is known for Handles complex transactional tax matters on behalf of clients that include large multinationals and a variety of closed-end funds. Undertakes both domestic and international work and offers expertise in relation to areas such as M&A, restructuring and capital markets transactions. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Their performance is and always has been exceptional."  

"They are professional, efficient and responsive." 

Work highlights Counsels Lloyd's on US tax matters. In particular, the firm provides advice to Lloyd's on income tax and excise duties. 

Notable practitioners

Jerome Libin chairs the firm's tax department from DC.

Significant clients Altria Group, Mondelez International, TE Connectivity, Philip Morris International, Microsoft.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Houston, Dallas, New York and DC.

What the team is known for Superpower in the energy market with first-rate practices in relation to MLPs and oil and gas taxation. Also maintains a notable practice advising private equity firms on fund formation, leveraged buyouts, M&A and other activities. Alongside energy, possesses deep industry expertise in telecoms, life sciences, financial services and real estate. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm's lawyers are all very bright with very strong skill sets and also take the time to understand the business objectives of their clients."

"A big name in the oil and gas area. They offer very good advice."

Work highlights Advised QEP Resources on the tax aspects of acquisitions of several crude oil development properties in the Bakken and Three Forks formations. The total value of the deals was $1.38 billion.

Represented Inergy in relation to its merger with Crestwood Midstream Partners.

Notable practitioners

Department head George Gerachis is based in Houston.

Significant clients AES Gener, Anadarko, MarkWest Energy Partners, Permian Mud Service, The Shaw Group.

Band 4 | Alston & Bird

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Atlanta, Charlotte and DC.

What the team is known for Large tax practice offering comprehensive coverage in relation to complex transactional matters, often with cross-border elements, including financings, M&A and transfer pricing. Clients range from emerging-growth companies to Fortune 100 companies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have a competitive international tax practice and don't do just tangential tax matters. People come to them for tax specifically."

"They have long-term thinking and typically understand how issues will affect the organization in the future."

Work highlights Represented joint underwriters SunTrust in relation to the $690 million financing for Siris Capital Group's acquisition of TNS.

Advised American Honda Finance on public issuances of asset-backed notes totaling $4.69 billion.

Notable practitioners 

Henry Birnkrant heads the practice from the DC office.

Significant clients Jones Lang LaSalle, Duke Realty, RREEF, Invesco Mortgage Capital, Bank of America. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Provides tax support in connection with mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, financings, bankruptcies and other complex and cross-border transactions. Also handles ongoing strategy and compliance advice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They do cutting-edge financial product work and have good technicians in the area."

"Very plugged in and attuned to what is going on in the tax world."

Notable practitioners

New York-based Linda Swartz leads the firm's tax group. 

Significant clients Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Bank of America, Barclays, AngioDynamics, JPMorgan.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is DC.

What the team is known for Boutique tax practice offering depth and experience in relation to joint ventures, spin-offs and a range of other transactional matters. Also strong on the advisory side, counseling on areas such as internal corporate restructurings, audits and IRS rulings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"An excellent advisory practice."

"A unique firm with extraordinarily confident tax lawyers."

Notable practitioners

DC-based Robert Wellen is the primary contact for the corporate tax group. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Standout reputation in securities offerings and project finance, with the requisite expertise to handle all attendant tax matters. Significant experience also in innovative tax structures within the renewable sector. Large footprint in Latin America and an impressive showing in complex cross-border work.

Work highlights Acted for multiple underwriters in the $49 billion bond sale of Verizon Communication, issued through various floating and fixed-rate notes.

Advised Virgin Media in connection with its $23.3 billion purchase by Liberty Global.

Notable practitioners

Bruce Kayle heads the tax practice from the New York office.

Significant clients Abengoa Solar, Barclays Capital, Google, JPMorgan Securities, Bank of America. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Phoenix and DC.

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its cross-border expertise, including tax planning, transfer pricing, tax consolidation and redomiciling. Also advises on the tax implications of M&A, spin-offs and other transactional matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Extremely competent and responsive, with great strategy. They try to understand client problems thoroughly, are excellent writers and have good judgment."

"They have a good international capacity and are well regarded."

Work highlights Represented Amazon on multiple internal restructuring transactions and external transactions, including asset transfers and mergers.

Notable practitioners

Mark Silverman leads the corporate and finance practice from DC.

Significant clients Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico, TD Bank Financial Group, Disney, Perrigo, Kodak. 

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Basic facts about the department 
Key offices include New York, Boston, Miami and Palo Alto.

What the team is known for Renowned for its international reach and knowledge across numerous tax jurisdictions, providing support to an active cross-border M&A practice. Also offers deep expertise in the tax advisory area, including in post-merger integration and IRS controversy.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Very professional and collegial in their work style. They've developed a strong understanding of the business and consistently leverage that to provide comprehensive, forward-looking advice."

"The DLA team we work with stands out as being able to view their advice from our perspective and adjust it accordingly."

Work highlights Acted at tax counsel for Groupon in relation to various acquisitions, including of Blink Booking, Plumfare and MashLogic.

Represented Loral Space & Communications as tax counsel in the $1 billion sale of its subsidiary SS/L, which involved a special distribution prior to liquidation.

Notable practitioners

Stacy Paz chairs the transactional tax practice from Palo Alto.

Significant clients FTI Consulting, Fosun International, Al Jazeera, UniCredit. 

Band 5 | Jones Day

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Dallas, Atlanta, DC and New York.

What the team is known for Wide geographical coverage underpinned by expert understanding of local, state and federal taxes. Advises clients on the tax aspects of a variety of corporate and finance matters, including private equity, M&A, financing and bankruptcy transactions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They understand our needs and they provide guidance and opinions. Whereas other firms give you just the law, Jones Day gives you interpretation."

"Very prompt and knowledgeable and can understand our issues very quickly. Answers are given in an easy-to-understand analysis."

Work highlights Represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation in tax matters relating to its $598 million acquisition of BP's Texas City refinery and affiliated sites.

Acted for Granite Construction in relation to its $130 million purchase of Kenny Construction.

Notable practitioners

DC-based Raymond Wiacek leads the firm's tax practice.

Significant clients Ohio Transmission Corporation, Evolution Capital Partners, OGE Energy, Century Aluminum, Goldman Sachs. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Houston, Dallas and New York.

What the team is known for Excellent track record in energy-related matters allied to specialist knowledge of local, state and federal tax law. Wide-ranging practice offering assistance with tax planning and controversy as well as advising on the tax aspects of securities offerings, M&A, spin-offs and other transactional matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are collaborative in reaching a deal and are commercially reasonable with good judgment."

"They are good communicators and clear innovators and thinkers."

Work highlights Advised Ecolab on its $2.2 billion purchase of Permian Mud Service and related oilfield chemistry subsidiaries.

Represented the owners of Allbritton Communications in its $985 million sale of multiple television stations to Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Notable practitioners

John Allender heads the department from the Houston office.

Significant clients Helis Oil & Gas, Prospector Offshore Drilling, Emirates Airline, CPS Energy, BNY Mellon. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York, Los Angeles, Palo Alto and Atlanta.

What the team is known for Active in global and domestic M&A and securities offerings and highly visible in cross-border work involving Latin America and Asia, and in particular Hong Kong. Tax expertise also extends to matters involving real estate, private equity, tax-exempt organizations and aircraft and project finance, among other areas.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have the ability to listen, they have flexibility and tremendous contacts, and they are highly personable and extremely accessible. We get the feeling that they are prioritizing our work."

"Commercially-minded and they get the key considerations far more than many firms."

Work highlights Represented Shuanghui International in its $7.1 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods. 

Acted for SFX Entertainment in relation to multiple acquisitions of electronic dance music franchises. This was in preparation for SFX's global market IPO.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Douglas Schaaf is based in the Orange County office.

Significant clients BBVA Banco Continental, Madison Capital Partners, Prudential Real Estate Investors, Suddenlink Communications, Starwood Capital Group.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Boston, New York and DC.

What the team is known for Has an excellent reputation for REIT work and expert knowledge of the tax issues surrounding the market. Additional expertise in a range of other transactional tax matters as well as tax planning and controversy. Footholds in the UK and France provide the platform for an active cross-border practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Totally client-focused, excellent work, and willing to go the extra mile to deliver results."

"The team is expert in every respect. They also focus on the company's desired outcomes."

Work highlights Represented Iron Mountain Incorporated, American Tower Corporation and Equinix in their respective conversions to REITs.

Represented charity American Friends of CMI in relation to its application to acquire tax-exempt status under IRS Section 501(c)(3).

Notable practitioners  

Boston-based Ameek Ashok Ponda leads the firm's tax practice.

Significant clients Ally Financial, Perrigo.

Foreign Experts

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Senior Statesman

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Eminent Practitioners

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Other Noted Practitioners

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Other Noted Firms

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