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Tax: Corporate & Finance


Tax: Corporate & Finance - Nationwide

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

What the team is known for Outstanding corporate tax team with broad capabilities in domestic and cross-border transactions. Noted for its expertise in M&A, capital markets, joint ventures, partnership taxation and derivatives. Clients cross all industries, from food and beverage to technology.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They understand our organization and tax strategies and tailor themselves to that, so that they provide a first-class service."

"A really good firm from top to bottom." 

Work highlights Advised Credit Suisse on its development of capital instruments, including a contingent capital facility, for Prudential Financial, which could be worth up to $1.5 billion.

Acted for American Express on the $1.8 billion joint venture of its Global Business Travel section with an investor group.

Notable practitioners

Key partners are Erika Nijenhuis and James Peaslee who are based in New York.

Significant clients Citi, General Electric Capital, Goldman Sachs, Google, Medtronic.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Expert tax team acting on all transactional tax matters for clients in the US and abroad. Core strengths include M&A and inversion transactions. Known for its diverse client list, with big names from the technology, media and energy industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're fantastic to work with, very bright, very business sensitive and what I find refreshing is that they communicate so seamlessly between the departments."

"They're highly technical and we often use them for niche and specialty areas." 

"When you hire them, you expect the best, and that's what you get; they are thorough and professional - a wonderful firm that lives up to its reputation."

Work highlights Advising Mylan on its $5.3 billion inversion transaction to acquire Abbott Laboratories' non-US developed markets specialty and branded generics business.

Acted for Martin Marietta Materials on its $2.7 billion tax-free acquisition of Texas Industries.              

Notable practitioners

Stephen Gordon is based in New York, and is the head of the tax department and a key contact at the firm.

Significant clients IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks, Time Warner, Unilever.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices in New York and Silicon Valley.

What the team is known for Corporate powerhouse handling all related transactional tax matters. Highly regarded for its knowledge of structured products, M&A and inversions. Offers an impressive reach across the globe including Asia and the UK and clients range from global corporations to banks.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"What I find impressive is the size of the firm, the reputation and the quality that always comes with the service."

"In terms of analysis and industry perspective they are great and I know that they look at even the tiniest issues."

"They are very careful, thoughtful and measured in their approach." 

Work highlights Represented Comcast in its approximately $20 billion divestiture of several cable systems to Charter Communications, as part of Comcast's merger with Time Warner.

Acted for Tyson Foods on its $8.55 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

Notable practitioners

Avishai Shachar is head of the tax department and a key contact at the firm.

Significant clients Campbell Soup, CNOOC, ExxonMobil, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley. 

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

What the team is known for Strong corporate law firm with the resources to cover all transactional tax matters. Known for its private equity and bankruptcy work and often works with clients in finance, retail and insurance.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're a great firm who strive to do excellent quality work and represent their clients zealously."

"They are competent, commercial and very timely." 

What's new? Dean Shulman has recently joined the firm from Skadden.

Work highlights Acted for the London Stock Exchange Group on its $2.7 billion proposed acquisition of the Frank Russell Company.

Advised Cengage on its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, successfully eliminating $4 billion of its $5.8 billion pre-petition funded debt.

Notable practitioners

Key partners include Todd Maynes in Chicago and Patrick Gallagher in New York. 

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

What the team is known for Formidable tax team handling the full range of corporate tax transactions across the USA. Recognized for its large company work, including M&A, investment fund tax structuring, partnership taxation and bankruptcy. Clients include global investment funds and pharmaceutical companies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have good people who are incredibly responsive and, most importantly, have the business skills required to get tangible results."

"They have a lot of depth and capabilities because they have strong lawyers in multiple offices providing an array of advice."

"They've got a broad-based practice with some very sophisticated practitioners." 

Work highlights Acted for Actavis on its $28 billion acquisition of pharmaceutical company Forest Laboratories, including several of the financing aspects.

Represented The Carlyle Group in its $4.15 billion acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business, which involved over 20 different countries.

Notable practitioners  

New York-based David Raab is global chair of the tax department and a key contact at the firm. Kirt Switzer in San Francisco chairs the transactional tax team.

Significant clients Koch Industries, Onex Partners, Alios BioPharma, Allergan.

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

What the team is known for Market-leading tax group with a gold-standard reputation in complex tax transactions. Known for its expertise in high-profile M&A and divestitures for cross-border companies. Also well known for its REIT work. Frequently represents clients in the media, manufacturing and food industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're smart, creative and they do a good job."  

"Their reputation in M&A precedes them. They deliver high-quality service and good technical knowledge." 

"They have very in-depth technical knowledge and resources so they are able to identify specialists to address our needs."

Work highlights Acted for Coca-Cola on its $2.15 billion acquisition of a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage.

Represented News Corporation in its $950 million acquisition of online real estate services provider Move.

Notable practitioners 

Fred Goldberg and Matthew Rosen, based in DC and New York respectively, cochair the tax department. 

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

What the team is known for Excels in corporate tax cases for clients based across the US and in foreign jurisdictions. Standout reputation in M&A and capital markets work, the team is also adept at handling inversions. Clients range from pharmaceutical companies to consumer goods chains.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're experts in banking matters, so we reach out to them with regard to very critical issues, such as big mergers."

"They're very good in a number of areas, in particular big M&A and financial products." 

Work highlights Represented CVS Caremark in its acquisition of Coram from Apria Healthcare.

Acted for DISH Network on its deal to exchange five satellites and interest payments of approximately $59 million for preferred tracking stock issued by EchoStar and Hughes Satellite.

Notable practitioners

New York-based Ronald Creamer is head of the global tax practice and a key contact at the firm.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for New York-based firm with a reputation for handling high-profile transactional tax cases. Excels in public M&A, private equity, REITs, joint ventures, spin-offs and restructurings. Acts for clients across a range of industries including consumer goods, communications and investment funds.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are absolutely outstanding - they find a way to do what we need them to and perform very well under pressure."

"They do very, very high-profile work in the M&A space and they're very good at it."

"A very prominent tax department." 

Work highlights Represented CBS in its $2.9 billion split-off of CBS Outdoor Americas.

Acted for the target company in Sabine Oil & Gas's $1 billion acquisition of Forest Oil.

Notable practitioners  

Jodi Schwartz and Deborah Paul are key contacts for the practice.

Significant clients Tim Hortons, Carlyle, Hewlett-Packard, Covidien, Forest Laboratories.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its handling of multijurisdictional tax planning and cross-border transactions. Expert in private equity fund formations. Has an impressive and diverse client list ranging from asset management companies to airlines.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have a very deep bench made up of excellent lawyers."

"We use them for investment fund tax matters. The team is top notch in all regards." 

Work highlights Acted for TIAA-CREF on its $6.25 billion acquisition of investment management company Nuveen.

Notable practitioners

Burt Rosen is chair of the tax department and based in New York.

Significant clients Warner Music Group, American Airlines, The Carlyle Group, Verizon.

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

What the team is known for Strong in a range of transactional tax matters covering domestic and foreign jurisdictions. Offers unparalleled insight into real estate transactions with further expertise in M&A, spin-offs, capital markets and fund formations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are as good as it gets in terms of experience and the practical way that they approach problems."

"They have a strong knowledge of our business and what we are looking for."

"The tax group is very strong and well known in the industry." 

Work highlights Acted for Permira Advisers on its cross-border acquisition of TeamViewer, a technology company based in Germany.

Represented Goldman Sachs Asset Management in its $21.6 billion acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s stable value section.

Notable practitioners 

DC-based Alan Kaden and New York-based Robert Cassanos are key contacts.

Significant clients Merck, Media General, NorthStar, Cargill, JPMorgan.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Los Angeles.

What the team is known for Well-known corporate tax team acting for clients in all types of inbound and outbound transactions. Noted for the strength of its M&A, REIT, spin-off, joint venture and equity investments work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very good at knowing the law, being able to use the latest technologies and being creative in structures."

"The advice is solid, the responsiveness is good and they have a commercial edge."

"They are very good at giving practical advice beyond just tax advice. They comment on the entire deal structure and can offer valuable and practical additional insight." 

Work highlights Represented Shapell Industries in its $1.6 billion acquisition by Toll Brothers.

Notable practitioners  

Key contact Hatef Behnia is based in Los Angeles.

Significant clients Vivendi, First Reserve, Capital One, TRI Pointe Homes, James Hardie.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Leading tax practitioners with focus on multinational transactions including M&A and private equity work. Highly capable in matters involving media and entertainment, and investment funds.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"We are impressed by the firm's services and responsiveness."  

"They excel in corporate M&A taxation and have a strong funds creation practice." 

Work highlights Acted for William Morris Endeavor in its $2.4 billion acquisition of IMG Worldwide with Silver Lake Partners.

Advised Varde Partners on its fund formation of Varde Fund XI.

Notable practitioners  

New York-based Richard Bronstein and Jeffrey Samuels cochair the tax department.

Significant clients Time Warner Cable, Apollo Global Management, Citi, CI Capital.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Boston.

What the team is known for Regarded for its tax knowledge in private equity fund formation and also acts on public M&A and nonprofit matters. Regularly handles multijurisdictional transactions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're fantastic to work with - very practical with their answers and customer friendly."

"The firm's responsiveness to client needs, understanding of client operations and ability to craft practical solutions is excellent.

"They produce very high-quality work." 

Work highlights Tax counsel for Bain Capital on the $7.3 billion fundraising for its eleventh buyout fund.

Acted for TPG on the tax aspects of its $750 million second lien debt investment in Greek yogurt company Chobani. 

Notable practitioners  

Christopher Leich is head of the tax department and is based in Boston.

Significant clients Berskshire Partners, State Street Corporation, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Liberty Global.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Strong transactional tax group, known for its work in the private equity space with additional expertise in IPOs, estate planning, REITs and buyouts.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're very technically proficient, very responsive and the individuals are easy to work with."

"They have deep technical knowledge and a good understanding of business so they work together towards a reasoned and correct business outcome."

"They have a deep bench of expertise which can be relied upon."

Work highlights Advised Hellman & Friedman in its $10 billion formation of global private equity fund Friedman Capital Partners VII.

Acted for co-sponsor Blackstone on Extended Stay America's $565 million IPO.

Notable practitioners  

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

Significant clients Morgan Stanley, Vodafone, Goldman Sachs, The Carlyle Group, Ingersoll Rand.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Impressive tax team acting on a variety of transactional tax matters in multiple jurisdictions. Well known for its strength in bankruptcy and also acts on private equity, real estate and M&A. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They analyze problems very quickly and they are very business-oriented."

"They have great quality and great depth." 

Work highlights Represented Kinder Morgan in its $70 billion acquisition of the outstanding equity securities of a number of its subsidiaries.

Acted for ATMI in two transactions - its $1.2 billion sale to Entegris and the sale of its life sciences business to Pall for $185 million.

Notable practitioners  

New York-based Kenneth Heitner and Martin Pollack cochair the firm's tax practice.

Significant clients DirecTV, Facebook, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Macquarie.

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

What the team is known for Notable US tax presence with additional support from offices stationed across the globe. Recommended for M&A and spin-offs and regularly advises multinational companies.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Their international reach allows them to provide a lot of services when we need to consider taxes in other countries. Their advice is excellent and practical."

"I am impressed by their international practice and ability to connect the local resources when we're doing international transactions - they really have that worldwide reach." 

Work highlights Acted for Boston Scientific as international counsel on the foreign aspects of its $415 million acquisition of Bayer AG's interventional business.

Tax counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb in its $175 million acquisition of biotech company iPierian.

Notable practitioners  

Thomas May is chair of the global and North American tax planning and transactions practice. He is based in New York.

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, Illinois Tool Works, Agilent, Carefusion, Walmart.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Houston.

What the team is known for Known for its tax expertise in the energy sector and often advises on corporate transactions and international tax matters in other industries. Notably strong on MLP, M&A, spin-offs and IPOs.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They understand the totality of the business operations we have and we get outstanding and timely service."

"I am very impressed by the attention they give us - where we have a complicated transaction they are very attentive to the timeline in order to get things done."

"They are responsive, quick, and they provide the level of service we need for the acquisitions we do." 

Work highlights Advised Liberty Interactive on its $3 billion spin-off of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings.

Acted for Crosstex Energy on its $10 billion asset merger with Devon Energy's midstream assets, creating a new midstream business.

Notable practitioners  

Houston-based Richard Husseini chairs the tax department.

Significant clients Sallie Mae, Regency Energy Partners, Transocean, Noble, NRG Energy.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is DC.

What the team is known for Regarded for its international tax planning knowledge and also respected for its advice on joint ventures, private equity fund formation and M&A. Unique expertise representing clients in the sports industry, including many of the major US sports leagues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very technical and business savvy, which is exactly what you want in a tax adviser."

"I find them to be very straightforward to work with, commercial and sensitive to the non-technical aspects of the projects we work on together."  

Work highlights Acted for Salix Pharmaceuticals on its $2.6 billion merger agreement to acquire all outstanding stock in Santarus.

Represented Vivendi in the $8.2 billion restructuring of its US businesses.

Notable practitioners 

Daniel Luchsinger and Reeves Westbrook cochair the tax department and are based in DC.

Significant clients Wayerhaeuser, Investment Company Institute, United Technologies, Norfolk Southern, PepsiCo.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Mountain View, CA. 

What the team is known for Especially known for its storied work with startups and other companies in the technology industry, advising on tax needs throughout a company's lifecycle. Recommended for M&A, inversions and joint ventures.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They offer technical excellence, clarity over billing and for international tax they are a world-class leader.

Notable practitioners  

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

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

What the team is known for Strong on tax planning and financial services matters with special skills in securitization and structured finance. Also covers a variety of cross-border transactions including M&A and inversions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm is very responsive, diligent and knowledgeable about the tax issues we have."

"The people are enjoyable to work with, the responsiveness is excellent and they not only understand our business very well but they are also interested in it."

"Terrific lawyers who are very responsive." 

Work highlights Acted for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce on its $210 million acquisition of investment management company Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management.

Advised Altice on the US tax implications arising from its EUR17 billion financing to acquire French mobile phone operator SFR.

Notable practitioners  

Jason Bazar and James Barry cochair the firm's US tax practice from New York and Chicago respectively.

Significant clients GE Capital, Wells Fargo Bank, HSBC, The Carlyle Group, Credit Suisse Group.

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

What the team is known for Established national firm covering the full range of transactional tax matters. Held in high regard for international tax work and also advises on partnership taxation and tax planning.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're responsive, have tremendous technical know-how and they understand our company's view on risk."

"They are industry leaders who roll up their sleeves and look for practical solutions."

"They get deals done and they get them done amicably." 

Work highlights Principle outside tax counsel to Tribune in a range of tax planning issues after it emerged from bankruptcy.

Advised Tyco International on its tax structuring when it switched its domicile from Switzerland to Ireland.  

Notable practitioners  

Lowell Yoder chairs the US and international tax group and Jane Wells May leads the state and local tax group. Both are based in Chicago. 

Significant clients CVS Caremark, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, Walmart, Yahoo!

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include DC, Palo Alto, Boston and Philadelphia.

What the team is known for Provides transactional tax advice to a wide range of corporate clients in the energy, healthcare and investment funds industries. Expert on M&A and partnership taxation and also advises on international tax planning.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are commercial, very timely and have a good sense of teamwork." 

What's new? The firm recently welcomed a sizable team from Bingham McCutchen.

Work highlights Tax counsel for Chelsea Therapeutics in its $658 million merger with Danish company Lundbeck.

Acted for Independence Blue Cross on its $3 billion corporate restructuring.

Notable practitioners 

Barton Bassett heads the firm's tax practice and is based in Palo Alto.

Significant clients Jefferies Group, Apollo Global Management, Nash Finch, Tyco International, AmerisourceBergen.

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

What the team is known for Multijurisdictional tax capabilities with particular expertise in the financial products market. Handles numerous transactional tax matters, including M&A, spin-offs and inversions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team is highly technical and they are able to turn that into pragmatic advice."

"There is a consistency in the quality of the advice that you get and the individuals have incredible breadth and depth in any subject matter."

Work highlights Acted as tax counsel for B/E Aerospace on its $5 billion tax-free spin-off into two publicly traded companies.

Notable practitioners  

Laurence Bambino, based in New York, and Michael Shulman, based in DC, are the firm's tax cochairs. 

Significant clients Liberty Global, SunGard Data Systems, Marriott International, Freddie Mac, Dow Chemical.

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

What the team is known for Acts for clients on the full range of corporate tax transactions. Demonstrates notable capabilities in REITs, M&A, joint ventures and cross-border cases, as well as a strong offering in the insurance industry.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Their responsiveness is always excellent, and their knowledge base and technical know-how is good."

"They do a tremendous job - they are smart, practical, thoughtful and creative lawyers."

"Their work style is collaborative and they do a great job in thinking strategically for the benefit of their client." 

Work highlights Acted for Starwood Property Trust on its $1.06 billion acquisition of CMBS servicing company LNR Property.

Advised Aviv REIT on the tax and partnership aspects of its $221 million common stock offering.

Notable practitioners

New York-based Laura Barzilai is co-head of the tax group and a key contact at the firm.  

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

What the team is known for Offers domestic and multinational tax advice to clients in industries ranging from insurance to entertainment. Frequently advises on M&A, financial products and restructuring work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're very easy to work with, personable, creative, professional and the quality of the work is outstanding."

"One of the best firms at integrating your processes with theirs so they can become an effective component of your tax department. They are incredibly responsive and make you feel like you are their most important client."

Notable practitioners  

DC-Based Jerome Libin is chair of the tax department.

Significant clients Comcast, AIG, Time Warner Cable, Cox Enterprises, Lloyd's of London.

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

What the team is known for Acts on a number of domestic and cross-border tax issues including advice on IPOs, M&As, MLPs, private equity and financial products. Well placed to handle tax transactions relating to the energy industry.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're very expert, especially in the energy industry, and they do a good job of explaining complex tax issues to business people in a way that makes it easy to understand."

"They are very good from a technical and a practical standpoint."

"They know the tax aspects of MLPs very well and do an excellent job of working with our team." 

Work highlights Advised a portfolio company of private equity firm Riverstone Holdings on its $3.75 billion purchase of Apache Corporation’s Gulf of Mexico shelf business.

Notable practitioners  

George Gerachis heads the department and is based in Houston.

Significant clients Antero Resources, Occidental Petroleum, Devon Energy, Plains GP, SandRidge Energy.

Band 4 | Alston & Bird

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

What the team is known for Regarded for its work in the tax aspects of financial products, the team acts for clients such as banks and electronics corporations. Handles both domestic and cross-border matters including debt restructuring, REITs, securitizations and tax shelters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The people are fantastic - they are responsive, always get things done and they know our business." 

Work highlights Represented Tempus Intermediate Holdings in its $140 million joint venture with Chart Acquisition, including advising on tax planning aspects.

Acted for Mohawk Industries on its $1.5 billion share purchase in Marazzi Group.

Notable practitioners  

DC-based Henry Birnkrant is a key contact at the firm.

Significant clients Autoliv, Panasonic Corporation of North America, UPS, Bose, Fleetcor.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Handles a variety of transactional tax matters with notable expertise in M&A and structured finance. The team also acts on inversions, REITs, spin-offs and restructuring for clients in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to commodities trading.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very professional, responsive and have been a great partner on contract-related advice."

"They're very knowledgeable and always responsive." 

Work highlights Represented Élan Corporation in its $8.6 billion tax-free spin-off and subsequent sale of Prothena to pharmaceutical company Perrigo.

Notable practitioners  

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

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is DC.

What the team is known for Boutique tax practice handling domestic and international tax transactions. Noted for its understanding of restructurings, M&A, joint ventures and partnership taxation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are bright, proactive, practical and they do a really nice job of working with us and explaining the issues."

"They have high-quality attorneys who are very easy to work with." 

Notable practitioners 

Robert Wellen is a key contact for the corporate tax team.

Significant clients H. J. Heinz, Bayer AG, Walmart, Merck & Co, CSX Corporation.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Known for its tax work involving structured finance, investment funds and deals with an energy component. Impressive domestic and cross-border offering. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They offer high-quality lawyers, commercially savvy legal advice, a great work ethic and responsiveness."

"They are very commercial lawyers with a high technical level." 

Work highlights Represented UK-based hedge fund Man Group in its $494 million acquisition of Numeric Holdings.

Notable practitioners  

New York-based Russell Kestenbaum leads the tax group.

Significant clients Nabors Industries, Google, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan Chase.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is DC.

What the team is known for Acts on transactional tax issues with particular emphasis on international matters. Also advises on tax structuring and restructuring for clients ranging from multinational companies to high net worth individuals.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team write arguments that are compelling and convincing."  

"They are extraordinarily professional and helpful." 

Notable practitioners  

Philip West is head of the firm's tax group and the firm chairman. 

Significant clients The Walt Disney Company, John Hancock Financial Services, TD Bank Financial Group, Union Pacific, Metropolitan Life Insurance.

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

What the team is known for Transactional tax group that is particularly lauded as a strong complement to the corporate and real estate teams. Has notable experience advising on complex tax structuring matters arising out of large M&A deals.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're very knowledgeable, very service-oriented and client focused." 

Work highlights Tax counsel for Windpoint Partners on its $1.15 billion sale of Hearthside Food to Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital.

Represented EagleView Technology in its $650 million acquisition by Verisk Analytics.  

Notable practitioners

Palo Alto-based Stacy Paz and New York-based Gerald Rokoff cochair the transactional tax practice.  

Significant clients Adometry, Groupon, Loral Space & Communications, Brigade Capital Management, UniCredit.

Band 5 | Jones Day

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices in Atlanta, Dallas and DC.

What the team is known for Wide range of tax expertise across a variety of transactions, nicely complementing the firm's strength in M&A, energy and restructuring. Impressive spread around the country and ability to advise on local and federal issues for a varied client base. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are really good, hard-working, responsive and very strong technically on complicated transactions."

"They are very knowledgeable in their subject matter and very professional."

"The lawyers know what they are doing and have the expertise to cover any issues." 

Work highlights Represented Sprint Corporation in the securitization of $1.3 billion worth of wireless service accounts receivable.

Acted for Verint Systems on its aggregated $656.8 million in shares and senior notes offerings.

Notable practitioners 

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

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Houston.

What the team is known for Acts on the tax aspects of high-value M&A deals, representing both domestic and foreign clients thanks to an impressive international network. Adept at advising on tax-exempt financing and spin-offs. Well known for its energy industry expertise.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're cost effective, proactive and attentive." 

"They give timely responses that are accurate and reflect solid industry knowledge, and their billing rates are competitive." 

Work highlights Advised Baylor Health Care System on its $8.3 billion merger with Scott & White Healthcare, creating the largest healthcare system in Texas.

Acted for National Pump & Compresser on its $905 million acquisition by United Rentals.

Notable practitioners 

Jack Allender heads the department from the Houston office.

Significant clients Emirates Airlines, ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, Baker Hughes, MRC Global.

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

What the team is known for Offers a variety of transactional tax advice with notable experience in M&A and a wide range of financing and securities offerings. Talented tax benches across the country that advise big-name domestic and foreign clients.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Their advice is very clear, straightforward and business-oriented so we can work with it and implement it."

"They're very strong team players who come at it from a business point of view, and they're also highly sophisticated and very technical." 

Work highlights Acted for Brookfield Investment Management on its $480 million stock offering for Brookfield Mortgage Opportunity Income Fund.

Advised global aircraft leasing company Avolon Holdings on its proposed IPO, including the avoidance of passive foreign investment company status and treaty qualification.

Notable practitioners  

Douglas Schaaf is chair of the tax department. He is based in the Orange County office.

Significant clients Centerline Capital Group, Credit Suisse, Lexington Realty Trust, SFX Entertainment.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Boston.

What the team is known for Handles tax structuring matters for clients in industries ranging from energy to telecommunications. Recognized expertise acting on the tax aspects of REIT transactions. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"If you want to be comfortable that everything has been looked at and nothing has been missed, then they are valuable because they are very thorough." 

Work highlights Represented Senior Housing Properties Trust in a series of notes and equity offerings, totaling almost $1 billion.  

Acted for Hospitality Properties Trust on its public offering of $350 million worth of senior notes.

Notable practitioners  

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

Significant clients American Tower Corporation, Broadstone Group, Equinix, Five Star Quality Care, Hospitality Properties Trust.

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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