USA - Nationwide - Tax: Controversy Lawyers & Law Firms - USA - Chambers and Partners
Chambers & Partners has detected the use of an ad blocker.
We make use of tailor-made ads to enhance your experience of our website.
Please 'whitelist' https://www.chambersandpartners.com.
Close
USA Guide

Tax: Controversy — USA - Nationwide


Baker McKenzie - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Leading firm with notable national and international strength. Renowned for its sophisticated controversy work across a range of matters, including transfer pricing and audits. Offers a number of partners with significant government experience, including alumni of the IRS and DOJ. Acts for household names such as technology, aerospace and hospitality clients. Equally capable of representing both multinational corporations and individuals.

Strengths Sources report: "Baker has a huge international network," and "deep experience in international tax issues."

According to a market source: "Baker has one of the largest international tax controversy practices in the world and tends to be involved in every major transfer pricing dispute."

Work highlights Counseled Sunoco on its appeal of a US Court of Federal Claims' decision denying Sunoco income tax refunds arising from its 2004-2009 tax years.

Represented Facebook in audit and IRS summons regarding 2010 transferred assets to Facebook Ireland.

Notable practitioners

Mark Oates is a leading tax controversy attorney who is described by sources as "a very experienced lawyer in international tax issues; he's certainly had some nice results." Oates enjoys a "a very strong reputation," most notably in criminal tax issues.

Duane Webber is described by commentators as "one of the top lawyers around for transfer pricing." Webber, whose expertise includes Subpart F income, foreign tax credits and insurance tax, is also recognized for having "litigated a lot of major cases" before the US Supreme Court.

John Peterson is commended by sources as a "terrific international lawyer," who has supplementary expertise in federal income tax controversies.

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie)

Department profile not yet provided by Baker McKenzie. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Mayer Brown LLP - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly accomplished practice with enviable experience in litigating high-stakes controversies before the US Tax Court. Further noted for its strength in international work such as transfer pricing disputes and offers recognized strength in administrative appeals. Includes large technology companies and consumer goods manufacturers on its impressive client roster. Also offers excellent state and local tax capabilities.

Strengths Clients say: "They are the best possible team we could have; their overall experience, wealth of knowledge and approach is clearly a step ahead of everyone else."

A peer reports: "Mayer Brown has handled a number of the major cases; the types of cases that tax controversy lawyers look up to."

Work highlights Challenged the IRS's denial of a deduction for domestic manufacturing in the US on behalf of Bare Escentuals.

Advised EOG Resources in relation to the alternative minimum tax preference for intangible drilling costs.

Notable practitioners

The "absolutely superb" Joel Williamson is renowned by peers as "one of the top tax lawyers" in the country. According to his clients, Williamson is "a top-notch litigator; he has a lot of experience in significant tax cases and helps to manage our expectations; he couldn't do any better." Among his many honors, he is known as "the godfather of transfer pricing litigation."

The "very smart" Thomas Kittle-Kamp receives plaudits from peers being a "very good brief writer." According to his clients, Kittle-Kamp has "a wealth of knowledge about tax controversy work, especially in the litigation arena. He's very good at understanding concepts and moving to the next issue."

David Abbott maintains a broad tax practice, offering expert knowledge of tax controversy, tax litigation and transactional work. Abbott is especially well placed to guide clients through tax audits and appeals.

About the Team (content provided by Mayer Brown LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Mayer Brown LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Wins broad praise from market observers for its recent performance in the tax controversy space. Offers strength in high-stakes matters at both administrative and judicial court level, including notable expertise in transfer pricing and tax credit disputes. Also offers noted strength in partnership litigation matters. Especially well-versed in risk assessment in the tax planning process and economic substance litigation. An impressive client roster includes multinational energy companies and tax-exempt organizations.

Strengths Sources say: "Morgan Lewis takes on big-ticket litigation" and houses "a group of really top-flight tax litigators."

A client characterizes the team as: "Very knowledgeable, well organized and easy to work with."

Work highlights Continued to advise The Coca-Cola Company in connection with a multibillion-dollar notice of deficiency relating to the company's 2007-2009 transfer pricing.

Represented Amazon.com as lead counsel in a transfer pricing dispute before the US Tax Court regarding valuations related to Amazon's creation of a European headquarters.

Notable practitioners

"Top of the line" John Magee is "considered to be the dean of transfer pricing cases," according to sources. Magee's peers attest to his involvement in "some of the largest cases that have even been litigated" and his "very successful track record; he's absolutely a go-to litigator."

" Preeminent practitioner" William Nelson is respected as "a capable advocate who brings a lot of weight to his matters," according to sources. In addition to his controversy expertise, Nelson is regarded as "a world-famous partnership lawyer."

"Experienced tax litigator" William Colgin is comfortable arguing before federal, state and appellate courts, as well as representing clients before the IRS. Colgin is praised by peers as "a smart lawyer who is easy to deal with and not afraid to go to court."

The "well-regarded" Thomas Linguanti has a strong tax controversy practice and is highlighted by sources for his "technical expertise and experience." According to a client: "In addition to his excellent transfer pricing knowledge and experience, I consider Tom the go-to resource for litigation matters; he continually strives for the best client outcome."

"Transfer pricing expert" Sanford Stark is hailed by peers as "very, very smart and well respected." He is commended for his international tax expertise.

About the Team (content provided by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP)

With more than 80 tax lawyers resident in 10 offices across the United States and Europe, our deep bench of tax team members represents clients in virtually all major industries (including technology, consumer products, energy, life sciences, banking/finance, and transportation) and across all aspects of our national tax practice: from controversy and litigation to planning and transactional support. Our tax lawyers are market leaders in a large number of the specialty areas of our broad national tax practice, including transfer pricing, tax controversy, transactional tax matters (such as tax planning and tax structuring), partnership taxation, inbound and outbound international planning, benefits and payroll tax, tax-exempt organizations, state and local tax, and the research and development tax credit.

We represent a full range of clients, including multinational corporations, partnerships, estates, individuals, and tax-exempt organizations. When administrative resolution is not possible, our clients trust us to litigate their most significant disputes, and we have litigated an array of large, complex, cutting-edge tax issues. Our team—which includes former US Department of Justice tax litigators, international tax counsel for the US Department of the Treasury, and IRS Chief Counsel attorneys including an IRS Chief Counsel—brings substantive tax knowledge, strategic insight, and decades of experience to these important matters.

See International for more.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading strength across an impressive range of tax disputes, both in and out of the US Tax Court. Houses a deep bench of experts with a wealth of government experience. Attracts a raft of blue-chip corporations, including major retailers and insurers. Expertise extends to both trial and appellate cases, with frequent appearances in multijurisdictional disputes. Has enviable experience defending large tax-related class actions.

Strengths According to a client: "The team does a masterful job on highly technical matters. Skadden is at the top in terms of professionalism, business judgment, technical ability and client service."

As per a market source: "The team is of extremely high quality in terms of experience with and knowledge of highly complex, high-value taxation matters. They are certainly among the best teams by reputation in the United States."

Work highlights Achieved a victory on behalf of Eaton Corporation in the first case involving the US Tax Court's review of an IRS decision to retroactively cancel an Advance Pricing Agreement which governed the taxpayer's transfer pricing agreements.

Represented Fidelity Investments in a US Tax Court dispute involving a partnership that produced and sold refined coal.

Notable practitioners

"Brilliant lawyer" Fred Goldberg is "extraordinarily well known and liked. He has longstanding government experience and tremendous judgment." Goldberg is particularly respected as "a problem-solver at the administrative level" and is regarded by commentators as "one of the strongest lawyers in town."

"Superstar" Raj Madan is "the real deal; he's very capable of handling big-ticket litigation," according to sources. His clients praise him as "very smart, creative, and plugged into the personnel at the IRS and Treasury," while peers highlight: "He's a fighter who's not afraid to take a shot."

John Williams maintains "a very deep knowledge of tax law and regulations, as well as extensive experience in the area." He demonstrates excellent judgment across a broad spectrum of tax controversy matters, where, according to peers "he's sharp; he sniffs out winning and losing arguments."

The "incredibly bright" Chris Bowers has a flair for international tax planning, in addition to his work in tax controversy. According to a peer, Bowers is "clearly a big brain who has great judgment and is great with clients."

Armando Gomez is "sharp, strategic, dogged and levelheaded," according to a peer. Gomez is well-versed in IRS audits and appeals, where clients describe him as "knowledgeable, creative and responsive; he's all you can ask for in an attorney."

Alan Swirski receives praise from sources as "an outstanding trial lawyer." Among his major strengths, Swirski "has an excellent rapport with the jury" and "negotiates brilliantly with the IRS; he shows strength and resolve where appropriate and compromises only when necessary."

About the Team (content provided by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates)

Our Tax Controversy and Litigation Group assists clients in resolving high-stakes, complex tax controversies. Our clients include corporations, partnerships, estates, individuals and government entities facing every kind of tax liability.

We have played a leading role in several of the most significant litigated tax cases in the United States, both at trial and on appeal. However, the vast majority of our successes are achieved quickly and privately, through the administrative process. We represent clients at every level and in every type of dispute resolution with taxing authorities, including at audit, in administrative appeal, in mediation and arbitration, and in international matters in competent authority situations. In addition to these traditional tax controversies, we are experienced in representing clients in the regulatory arena, in novel prefiling agreements, in congressional investigations, as third parties under subpoena, in criminal investigations and under criminal indictment. We also represent clients in commercial disputes over the terms of tax sharing agreements.



No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Longstanding tax litigation practice that houses an experienced bench of former IRS attorneys. Particularly adept at insurer representation and state and local tax (SALT) disputes. Frequently appears before state, federal and administrative courts across the country on high-value controversies. Regularly advises large multinational corporations including Fortune 100 companies.

Strengths In one client's opinion: "Eversheds Sutherland is one of the top state and local tax law firms; we have full confidence in their ability."

Another client described the team as: "Exceptionally competent. I have a high degree of confidence in the team; they are effective and timely."

Work highlights Represented Mellow Partners in a long-running tax shelter-related dispute involving a so-called Son-of-Boss transaction.

In its role as ongoing adviser to Comcast, the team has recently engaged with tax litigation in Tennessee and a multi-year appeal involving numerous California tax issues.

Notable practitioners

"Outstanding lawyer" Jerold Cohen boasts enviable litigation experience, including before the IRS, state revenue departments and the US Department of the Treasury. Cohen is well-versed in both state and federal tax, where people continue to "respect him as one of the top people in the area."

Jerome Libin "has a very distinguished career and was an early person identified in creating the practice of tax controversy," reports a source. Libin supplements his "first-rate" controversy expertise with a deep knowledge of both corporate and international tax.

Thomas Cullinan represents an eclectic range of clients through all phases of tax controversy work, including litigation. According to a peer, Cullinan is "a fabulous tax controversy lawyer; he's a strategic thinker, has a deep knowledge of procedure and really dives into the substantive issues."

Jeffrey Friedman's clients regard him as a "best-in-class adviser." Friedman stands out for his "excellent reputation in state and local tax," with a peer remarking that "clients love him."

About the Team (content provided by Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP )

Department profile not yet provided by Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP . Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Latham & Watkins LLP - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Extensive tax controversy practice which is regularly retained to handle major US Tax Court disputes. Also noted for its experience in high-value claims brought before state and federal appeal courts. Additional focus on multijurisdictional fraud investigations. An impressive geographical footprint ensures the team is active in all major US markets, with recent successes on behalf of clients in the oil and gas, media and sports sectors, among others. Able to draw on expertise from strong benefits, white-collar and appellate practices to support on multidisciplinary matters.

Strengths A client attests: "The team do superior work for us; we are glad to have them on our side. They're visionary, efficient and bring results."

Clients say: "They know everything and they are very detail-oriented; whenever you call, they just know the answer," adding: "They are able to come up with a good overall strategy."

Work highlights Initiated litigation on behalf of Weyerhaeuser Company contesting the IRS characterization of a 2008 joint venture transaction entered into by Plum Creek Timber (acquired by Weyerhaeuser in 2016) as a disguised sale.

Represented three members of the Vento family in US Tax Court litigation involving substantial tax liabilities which arose as a result of their father's tax avoidance schemes.

Notable practitioners

The "sharp and strategic" Miriam Fisher is "probably one of the best controversy lawyers out there," according to a peer. In addition to guiding clients through both federal and state controversies, Fisher is renowned as a "supremely good litigator; she's 100% the kind of attorney that both sides want."

The "impressive" Jean Pawlow is recognized by commentators as a "very experienced, large-case litigator." According to a peer, she "has a very sophisticated practice" that includes expertise in transfer pricing and complex financial instruments.

About the Team (content provided by Latham & Watkins LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Latham & Watkins LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dominant presence in high-value tax disputes across the USA, fielding particular expertise in transfer pricing litigation and SALT work. Acts on behalf of major multinationals such as medical device manufacturers, oil and gas companies and financial institutions. Ably advises on base erosion and profit-sharing matters, as well as issues concerning the treatment of foreign earnings.

Strengths Clients say: "They're very responsive and very good advisers."

Sources report: "They are very cohesive and have vast experience."

Work highlights Acted for Aetna in a range of SALT matters, including a dispute over whether Aetna’s HMO subsidiaries were insurance companies for New York City tax purposes and whether they were subject to the city’s corporate income tax.

Continued to act for GROWMARK, in two cases pending at the US Tax Court challenging an IRS determination that it owes millions of dollars in taxes.

Notable practitioners

Todd Welty is respected in the market as "a good, technical trial lawyer" with a "good courtroom style." He is adept at handling all stages of civil tax controversies.

Peter Faber assists clients with federal, state and local tax controversies, as well as tax planning. He regularly litigates before state and local agencies and courts. He is particularly experienced at handling tax matters for clients in the financial services sector.

Thomas Borders has particular flair for audits and administrative appeals. A peer remarks that he is "a very diligent, careful lawyer," adding: "I learn something from him every time we talk."

Roger Jones receives plaudits as an "excellent tax controversy lawyer and an excellent litigator." According to a peer, Jones "certainly knows his way around a courtroom," offering abundant trial experience before federal and state courts, the IRS and various tax agencies.

About the Team (content provided by McDermott Will & Emery LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded tax boutique with an impressive bench fielding expertise across both civil and criminal proceedings. Regularly acts for leading financial institutions in cross-border disputes such as transfer pricing cases. Strong profile for its representation of US clients with offshore bank accounts. Offers notable experience in the US, Brazilian, Australian and European markets.

Strengths According to a client, "Caplin is terrific to work with. The team has an abundance of common sense, technical understanding and deep connections in the government, as well as an understanding of how the government will react."

Another client highlights: "They're outstanding technicians, highly respected and speak in plain English when solving complex and sophisticated issues."

Work highlights Represented a high net worth individual in a prosecution for failing to report an offshore bank account exceeding $200 million, achieving a favorable plea position with cooperation that resulted in a sentence of seven months, well below the sentencing guidelines.

Advised AIG in litigation against the US in the US Court of Federal Claims, relating to a payment of $30 million in interest derived from a tax overpayment for the 1991 tax year.

Notable practitioners

Cono Namorato continues to be admired in the market for his "tremendous experience, tremendous contacts and terrific judgment." He represents high net worth individuals and large corporations in a variety of contentious tax matters.

Tax "luminary" David Rosenbloom is revered in the market as "a real expert in international tax." His diverse experience includes transfer pricing, foreign tax credits and tax treaty issues.

Mark Matthews "brings the experience, knowledge and judgment that can only come from his wealth of experience," reports a source. He is strong on both criminal and civil tax, with particular knowledge of disclosure related to offshore banking accounts. He is further described as "extraordinarily thoughtful and very capable in the courtroom."

Scott Michel focuses on the representation of high net worth individuals in criminal tax matters. He is described by sources as "extraordinarily smart" and familiar with "the highest levels of the IRS and DOJ." A commentator remarks that his is "a quiet assassin for his clients; he has an amazing ability to contest issues on a genteel level."

"Terrific litigator" Christopher Rizek maintains a broad practice handling tax controversies for high net worth individuals and large corporations. Rizek is respected in the market as a "very well-reasoned, very polished, very skilled and very knowledgeable attorney."

About the Team (content provided by Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered)

Caplin & Drysdale has been engaged in this practice area for over 50 years, with significant experience in all phases of tax controversy, fraud and tax litigation. The firm also has a robust practice in the area of voluntary disclosures, particularly involving undeclared offshore accounts, which has been an increasing focus of IRS enforcement efforts.

Caplin & Drysdale advises clients on matters relating to the taxation of international transactions, operations and investments and transfer pricing, including tax-efficient structuring of cross-border investments and transactions, as well as optimum use of tax treaties, foreign tax credits, tax deferral and entity classification.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected practice, recognized for its notable state and federal tax litigation practice, which includes criminal proceedings, IRS audits and civil fraud. Regularly acts before federal appellate courts and the US Supreme Court. Acts for clients such as high-net-worth individuals, manufacturers and healthcare companies. Houses a number of former IRS and DOJ attorneys.

Strengths A client praises the tax team as "a well-oiled machine."

A peer remarks that the team is "spectacular; they have lots of tremendous lawyers."

Work highlights Defended Gary Cain, a financial consultant charged with conspiracy and money laundering in the US v. Bates et al. litigation, in a white-collar federal criminal case involving the prosecution of a state senator.

Represented Lender Management in a case addressing whether the company operated as an investment business for others such that its fees remained deductible for Section 162 purposes.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Larry Campagna has extensive experience of both civil and criminal tax law at the federal, state and local levels. Peers describe him as an "imaginative" and "thoughtful" attorney, going on to praise his "calm and cool approach."

The "spectacular" David Aughtry is described by peers as "relentless in terms of his advocacy and very creative." He is particularly well-versed in tax shelter cases. Sources say: "The IRS fear and respect him."

Philip Karter is praised by his clients as an "excellent lawyer with great knowledge of the tax law and the ability to make cogent arguments." Karter's peers "think very highly of him," particularly in the areas of hostile takeover expenses, transfer pricing and worthless stock losses.

Juan Vasquez has broad experience representing clients in administrative and policy matters before the IRS, as well as in trial and appeals. He has appeared before the Court of Federal Claims, district and appellate courts including the US Supreme Court.

About the Team (content provided by Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry)


No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Kostelanetz & Fink LLP - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Maintains its reputation as an expert tax boutique with significant strength in criminal proceedings. Also noted for its experience in civil fraud matters.

Strengths Sources describe the team as a "top-shelf" tax controversy practice and further praise it as "very strong in the tax fraud area."

Notable practitioners

Robert Fink is described by commentators as a "top-tier practitioner; he gets tremendous results for his clients and is as fierce an advocate as there has ever been." Fink has abundant experience of negotiating with various government agencies with regards to both civil and criminal cases.

Bryan Skarlatos is a tax fraud specialist. He is described by a peer as "a true expert in criminal tax. He is an aggressive and effective advocate, who gives great advice."

"Superb advocate" Caroline Ciraolo "is dedicated, creative and a pleasure to work with," according to a source. Ciraolo is an expert in both tax controversy and tax fraud. Peers describe her as "the hardest-working tax professional in the country."

"Effective advocate" Jay Nanavati is commended for his standout knowledge of tax matters relating to white-collar criminal defense.

About the Team (content provided by Kostelanetz & Fink LLP)

Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP has an unparalleled reputation for representing clients in sensitive and high stakes negotiations and controversies with government agencies, including tax audits and trials, regulatory investigations, white collar criminal matters, and complex litigation. The firm has successfully defended some of the largest federal tax shelter matters in history and has represented thousands of clients in cases involving allegations of failure to file tax returns, fraudulent tax reporting, failure to report foreign bank accounts, and preparation of false tax returns. The firm also provides tax planning advice, estate planning, and representation in government procurement and government contracting matters.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Miller & Chevalier Chartered - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highlighted for its comprehensive civil and criminal tax practice. Advises corporate entities and individual clients on investigations and enforcement proceedings involving matters such as cross-border tax compliance. Offers an outstanding track record in litigation before the US Tax Court and is also noted for its handling of appeals. Diverse industry expertise spans the energy, financial services, insurance and technology sectors, among others.

Strengths A client reports: "The team is very knowledgeable. I am pleased with their responsiveness and I find them to be very strong with respect to technical ability and customer service."

Another client describes the team as: "Excellent; not only are they timely and responsive, they're very clear and concise, as well as adept at understanding the nuances of our business."

Work highlights Represented The Coca-Cola Company in a high-stakes transfer pricing dispute filed in response to an IRS determination that Coca-Cola owed $3 billion of additional US income taxes for the years 2007-2009.

Advised Hewlett-Packard in the appeal of an adverse US Tax Court decision handled by another firm, relating to a debt/equity recharacterization of a financing transaction involving foreign tax credits.

Notable practitioners

Alan Horowitz has an excellent reputation for his appellate tax practice. Horowitz's peers describe him as "a very cerebral and out-of-the-box thinker," adding: "A mind like his is a very helpful asset." He frequently appears in the Supreme Court.

Kevin Kenworthy offers deep knowledge of federal tax controversies and IRS administrative procedure. According to a peer, Kenworthy is "a wonderful lawyer; he is measured, skilled and has a lot of experience," adding: "He's an all-around solid tax lawyer in terms of his substantive knowledge, litigation skills and strategic sense."

The "very smart" George Hani has a flair for handling tax controversies at the administrative level. A client praises him as "a very strong technician and a strong communicator." He regularly represents clients in IRS examinations and administrative appeals.

About the Team (content provided by Miller & Chevalier Chartered)

Miller & Chevalier was founded in 1920 as the first federal tax practice in the U.S. and has successfully represented our corporate and individual clients in all facets of federal tax law for nearly a century. We provide comprehensive tax representation, including presenting clients’ tax policy interests before lawmakers and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, handling the U.S. federal tax aspects of complex multinational transactions, resolving our client’s most difficult tax controversy problems through Internal Revenue Service administrative processes, and successfully litigating many of the most significant tax cases on record. Our tax lawyers have a broad range of technical experience spanning financial products and structured finance, international tax, tax accounting, corporate tax, partnership tax, transfer pricing, criminal tax, tax policy, tax credits and incentives, taxation of natural resources, and withholding tax issues. We apply our technical skills in multiple venues: corporate boardrooms, the halls of Treasury and Congress, the IRS National Office, IRS Appeals and Examination offices throughout the country, the Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, multiple federal district and circuit courts, and the Supreme Court.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


DLA Piper LLP (US) - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable civil and criminal tax expertise with impressive international capabilities. Advises clients on a full range of tax controversy matters spanning audits, appeals and litigation. Offers additional experience in SALT controversy matters. Diverse client roster includes the charity, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Strengths A market commentator notes: "Not only is the team knowledgeable, they explain the pros and cons of various courses of action and provide well-reasoned recommendations."

A client describes the team as "very experienced, professional and creative."

Notable practitioners

Ellis Reemer receives praise from commentators as "a leader in his field, he's creative and aggressive but works very well with attorneys on both sides." Reemer has extensive experience of dealing with the IRS and DOJ, with particular expertise relating to international tax enforcement.

About the Team (content provided by DLA Piper LLP (US))

Department profile not yet provided by DLA Piper LLP (US). Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Morrison & Foerster LLP - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Deep expertise in SALT disputes, regularly acting on high-stakes, multistate matters. Also fields an experienced group of federal tax litigators who advise a broad corporate client base, frequently settling disputes before trial. Offers capabilities in income tax accounting methods, transfer pricing, intangibles, executive compensation and employment taxes. Wide-ranging industry expertise pertaining to sectors such as technology, energy, entertainment and finance.

Strengths A client describes the team as "knowledgeable, thorough, flexible and very responsive."

Source say: "They excel at creating workable solutions for complex problems."

Work highlights Represented DuPont in relation to the Indiana Department of Revenue's improper reclassification of its gain from the 2001 sale of a partnership interest from nonbusiness income to business income.

Acted for Stephen C. Patrick, former CFO of Colgate-Palmolive, in an action before a New York Administrative Law judge concerning whether he was domiciled in Paris, France or in New York.

Notable practitioners

Edward Froelich is particularly strong in IRS audits and appeals. According to a peer, Froelich is "a very hard worker as well as mentally quick and agile." He can drawn on significant prior experience as a DOJ trial lawyer.

About the Team (content provided by Morrison & Foerster LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Morrison & Foerster LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Norton Rose Fulbright - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognized for its state and federal controversy expertise. Noted experience in multijurisdictional disputes, representing clients in all levels of a matter, including audits and appeals. Regularly handles contentious tax issues involving energy companies while also offering deep knowledge of the banking, manufacturing and retail industries, among others.

Strengths A source attests: "The controversy team is very strong, and highly dedicated to understanding and addressing its clients' needs. The service is always exceptional."

Clients say the team is "hardworking and capable of handling a large workload without sacrificing quality."

Work highlights Represented Diamond Offshore Drilling in an application for a bilateral advance pricing agreement between the US and Australia.

Continued to advise Baker Hughes, a global oilfield service company, in a federal district court refund action relating to the IRS’s disallowance of a $52 million bad debt deduction.

Notable practitioners

The "highly respected" Charles Hall is praised as "a superb lawyer and also a person of extreme grace who commands the respect of the entire Bar." Hall is well versed on federal, state and local tax.

Jasper Taylor is recognized by commentators as "a very experienced and effective trial lawyer; he's both a tax lawyer and a litigator." He has significant experience representing clients in both administrative proceedings and litigation.

About the Team (content provided by Norton Rose Fulbright)

Our tax investigations and​ disputes lawyers combine significant knowledge of international regulation, industry sector knowledge, cross-disciplinary skills and on the ground resources to provide our clients with a ‘one-stop’ solution. Our experience includes representing public and private companies in all stages of tax disputes, from managing audits and investigations, to handling administrative contests, and litigating cases up to the highest courts. We represent companies before government regulators in competent authority proceedings and areas with potential criminal tax exposure. We advise on tax implications of general commercial settlements in litigation and regulatory matters. Our tax controversy lawyers are trial lawyers, ready to litigate when an acceptable settlement is not forthcoming from tax authorities, and have tried to conclusion many federal tax cases, with over 90 published decisions.

Our team includes lawyers formerly with the US Department of Justice’s Tax Division and Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel. We have handled a wide variety of tax disputes including transfer pricing adjustments; the determination of residency and permanent establishment for tax treaty purposes; characterization of transactions and expenses; valuation disputes; business reorganizations and divestitures; rectifications; debt/equity issues; and targeted tax incentives, such as R&D credits, tax depreciation claims and domestic production activities deduction.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Steptoe & Johnson LLP - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong tax litigation practice that offers experience in handling high-value claims before state and federal judicial and administrative courts. Sector-specific experience pertaining to the energy, insurance, financial services and entertainment industries, among others. Also noted for its international expertise.

Strengths A source characterizes the team as "very strong technically, and very knowledgeable about procedure and the workings of the government."

According to a peer: "Steptoe & Johnson is a great firm with very strong people; the tax team is very broad and maintains deep relationships with its clients."

Work highlights Defended Perrigo against IRS assertions that transfer pricing adjustments are necessary with respect to inter-company transfers of the company's over-the-counter generic drugs with the active ingredient omeprazole.

Represented Calpine Corporation in a challenge to the property taxes imposed by the state of Arizona and Mohave County on Calpine's South Point Energy Center.

Notable practitioners

"Fantastic attorney" Walker Johnson is "very knowledgeable about procedure and insurance," reports a source. He is a tax planning and litigation specialist who regularly acts for insurance companies and financial institutions.

About the Team (content provided by Steptoe & Johnson LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


White & Case LLP - Tax: Controversy & Fraud Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notably active in cross-border tax litigation, regularly appearing in transfer pricing disputes on behalf of clients such as financial institutions and manufacturers. Strong civil controversy practice complemented by white-collar criminal defense expertise. Extensive experience on international tax disputes, drawing on the firm's impressive global network of offices.

Strengths Sources say: "The team are very sharp, they get up to speed very quickly on any issue and are creative in their ideas."

A client remarks: "The team has broad expertise and deliver high-quality services for a reasonable fee. As a client, you always feel well cared for."

Work highlights Represented DZ Privatbank before the US Department of Justice in the department's Program for Non-Prosecution or Non-Target Letters for Swiss Banks.

Notable practitioners

Brian Gleicher frequently represents clients before the US Tax Court, the IRS and foreign tax authorities, at the examination, trial and appeals levels. He has particular flair for transfer pricing issues.

About the Team (content provided by White & Case LLP)

To learn more about our practice, please visit: whitecase.com/law

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Senior Statesperson

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Outstanding lawyer" Jerold Cohen boasts enviable litigation experience, including before the IRS, state revenue departments and the US Department of the Treasury. Cohen is well-versed in both state and federal tax, where people continue to "respect him as one of the top people in the area."

^ See whole ranking table

Senior Statesperson

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

The "highly respected" Charles Hall is praised as "a superb lawyer and also a person of extreme grace who commands the respect of the entire Bar." Hall is well versed on federal, state and local tax.

^ See whole ranking table

Senior Statesperson

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jerome Libin"has a very distinguished career and was an early person identified in creating the practice of tax controversy," reports a source. Libin supplements his "first-rate" controversy expertise with a deep knowledge of both corporate and international tax.

^ See whole ranking table

Senior Statesperson

H David Rosenbloom

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

Tax "luminary" David Rosenbloom is revered in the market as "a real expert in international tax." His diverse experience includes transfer pricing, foreign tax credits and tax treaty issues.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "sharp and strategic" Miriam Fisher is "probably one of the best controversy lawyers out there," according to a peer. In addition to guiding clients through both federal and state controversies, Fisher is renowned as a "supremely good litigator; she's 100% the kind of attorney that both sides want."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Stephen D Gardner

Cooley LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Gardner of Cooley LLP is praised by commentators as a "very talented lawyer; he's a very skilled controversy and litigation specialist who is deserving of his reputation." According to a peer, Gardner offers "a great trial lawyer who has enormously deep technical knowledge." He regularly appears before the US Tax Court, and federal district and appeals courts.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Fred T Goldberg Jr

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

"Brilliant lawyer" Fred Goldberg is "extraordinarily well known and liked. He has longstanding government experience and tremendous judgment." Goldberg is particularly respected as "a problem-solver at the administrative level" and is regarded by commentators as "one of the strongest lawyers in town."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

"Superstar" Raj Madan is "the real deal; he's very capable of handling big-ticket litigation," according to sources.His clients praise him as "very smart, creative, and plugged into the personnel at the IRS and Treasury," while peers highlight: "He's a fighter who's not afraid to take a shot."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Top of the line" John  Magee is "considered to be the dean of transfer pricing cases," according to sources. Magee's peers attest to his involvement in "some of the largest cases that have even been litigated" and his "very successful track record; he's absolutely a go-to litigator."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Oates is a leading tax controversy attorney who is described by sources as "a very experienced lawyer in international tax issues; he's certainly had some nice results." Oates enjoys a "a very strong reputation," most notably in criminal tax issues.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers USA guide

Duane Webber is described by commentators as "one of the top lawyers around for transfer pricing." Webber, whose expertise includes Subpart F income, foreign tax credits and insurance tax, is also recognized for having "litigated a lot of major cases" before the US Supreme Court.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

B John Williams Jr

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

John Williams maintains "a very deep knowledge of tax law and regulations, as well as extensive experience in the area." He demonstrates excellent judgment across a broad spectrum of tax controversy matters, where, according to peers "he's sharp; he sniffs out winning and losing arguments."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Joel V Williamson

Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "absolutely superb" Joel Williamson is renowned by peers as "one of the top tax lawyers" in the country.According to his clients, Williamson is "a top-notch litigator; he has a lot of experience in significant tax cases and helps to manage our expectations; he couldn't do any better." Among his many honors, he is known as "the godfather of transfer pricing litigation."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

From the Chambers USA guide

The "spectacular" David Aughtry is described by peers as "relentless in terms of his advocacy and very creative." He is particularly well-versed in tax shelter cases. Sources say: "The IRS fear and respect him."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Michael J Desmond

The Law Offices of Michael J. Desmond

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Michael Desmond is "a great advocate for his clients and has a broad range of experience," reports a source. He capably handles complex tax controversies, including at appellate level.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Ellis Reemer receives praise from commentators as "a leader in his field, he's creative and aggressive but works very well with attorneys on both sides." Reemer has extensive experience of dealing with the IRS and DOJ, with particular expertise relating to international tax enforcement.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Christopher Rizek

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

"Terrific litigator"Christopher Rizek maintains a broad practice handling tax controversies for high net worth individuals and large corporations. Rizek is respected in the market as a "very well-reasoned, very polished, very skilled and very knowledgeable attorney."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Todd Welty is respected in the market as "a good, technical trial lawyer" with a "good courtroom style."  He is adept at handling all stages of civil tax controversies.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Faber assists clients with federal, state and local tax controversies, as well as tax planning. He regularly litigates before state and local agencies and courts. He is particularly experienced at handling tax matters for clients in the financial services sector.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

George Matthew Gerachis

Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

George Gerachis of Vinson & Elkins LLP "possesses extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry and provides the best defense possible for oil and gas clients," according to commentators. He regularly handles high-stakes controversies.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Winston & Strawn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lawrence Hill of Winston & Strawn LLP is "very knowledgeable and current on federal tax policy," reports a source. According to a peer, Hill is "very capable and has great experience; his viewpoints are respected at the Bar," particularly when it comes to IRS administrative procedure.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

Alan Horowitz has an excellent reputation for his appellate tax practice. Horowitz's peers describe him as "a very cerebral and out-of-the-box thinker," adding: "A mind like his is a very helpful asset." He frequently appears in the Supreme Court.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barbara Kaplan of Greenberg Traurig, LLP "handles significant controversies all the time" as part of her broad-based tax practice. A peer reports: "She has a calm, deliberate way about her and is very thoughtful."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Karter is praised by his clients as an "excellent lawyer with great knowledge of the tax law and the ability to make cogent arguments." Karter's peers "think very highly of him," particularly in the areas of hostile takeover expenses, transfer pricing and worthless stock losses.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Kathryn Keneally of Jones Day is admired in the market for being "terrific at everything," standing out for both her tax controversy and tax fraud expertise. According to a peer, Keneally is a "highly informed and very engaged practitioner."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Kenworthy offers deep knowledge of federal tax controversies and IRS administrative procedure. According to a peer, Kenworthy is "a wonderful lawyer; he is measured, skilled and has a lot of experience," adding: "He's an all-around solid tax lawyer in terms of his substantive knowledge, litigation skills and strategic sense."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Thomas L Kittle-Kamp

Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very smart" Thomas Kittle-Kamp receives plaudits from peers being a "very good brief writer." According to his clients, Kittle-Kamp has "a wealth of knowledge about tax controversy work, especially in the litigation arena. He's very good at understanding concepts and moving to the next issue."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Sidley Austin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Lerner of Sidley Austin LLP has "really good instincts, a good style in court and a wide range of experience," according to a source. He regularly handles complex federal and state tax controversies.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Preeminent practitioner" William Nelson is respected as "a capable advocate who brings a lot of weight to his matters," according to sources. In addition to his controversy expertise, Nelson is regarded as "a world-famous partnership lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Kathleen M Pakenham

Cooley LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kathleen Pakenham of Cooley LLP stands out for her "good controversy litigation skills." She handles options trading transactions, tax shelter matters and summons enforcements, among other issues.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "impressive" Jean Pawlow is recognized by commentators as a "very experienced, large-case litigator." According to a peer, she "has a very sophisticated practice" that includes expertise in transfer pricing and complex financial instruments.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

John M Peterson Jr

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers USA guide

John Peterson is commended by sources as a "terrific international lawyer," who has supplementary expertise in federal income tax controversies.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Jasper G. Taylor, III

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

Jasper Taylor is recognized by commentators as "a very experienced and effective trial lawyer; he's both a tax lawyer and a litigator." He has significant experience representing clients in both administrative proceedings and litigation.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Abbott maintains a broad tax practice, offering expert knowledge of tax controversy, tax litigation and transactional work. Abbott is especially well placed to guide clients through tax audits and appeals.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Borders has particular flair for audits and administrative appeals. A peer remarks that he is "a very diligent, careful lawyer," adding: "I learn something from him every time we talk."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

The "incredibly bright" Chris Bowers has a flair for international tax planning, in addition to his work in tax controversy. According to a peer, Bowers is "clearly a big brain who has great judgment and is great with clients."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

William F Colgin Jr

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Experienced tax litigator" William Colgin is comfortable arguing before federal, state and appellate courts, as well as representing clients before the IRS. Colgin is praised by peers as "a smart lawyer who is easy to deal with and not afraid to go to court."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Thomas A Cullinan

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Cullinan represents an eclectic range of clients through all phases of tax controversy work, including litigation. According to a peer, Cullinan is "a fabulous tax controversy lawyer; he's a strategic thinker, has a deep knowledge of procedure and really dives into the substantive issues."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Jeffrey A Friedman

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Friedman's clients regard him as a "best-in-class adviser." Friedman stands out for his "excellent reputation in state and local tax," with a peer remarking that "clients love him."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Morrison & Foerster LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Froelich is particularly strong in IRS audits and appeals. According to a peer, Froelich is "a very hard worker as well as mentally quick and agile."  He can drawn on significant prior experience as a DOJ trial lawyer.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Gleicher frequently represents clients before the US Tax Court, the IRS and foreign tax authorities, at the examination, trial and appeals levels. He has particular flair for transfer pricing issues.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Armando Gomez is "sharp, strategic, dogged and levelheaded," according to a peer. Gomez is well-versed in IRS audits and appeals, where clients describe him as "knowledgeable, creative and responsive; he's all you can ask for in an attorney."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very smart" George Hani has a flair for handling tax controversies at the administrative level. A client praises him as "a very strong technician and a strong communicator." He regularly represents clients in IRS examinations and administrative appeals.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Crowell & Moring LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Harold Heltzer of Crowell & Moring LLP is well versed in tax litigation and administrative practice. According to a client: "He is very thorough, knows what needs to be considered and offers practical advice on how to reach a resolution."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very, very good litigator" Richard Husseini of Baker Botts LLP is described by a source as an attorney who "bridges planning and controversy." According to a client, "he provides clear direction, focuses on the key issues and is able to describe very complicated transactions in a simple way."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Fantastic attorney" Walker Johnson is "very knowledgeable about procedure and insurance," reports a source. He is a tax planning and litigation specialist who regularly acts for insurance companies and financial institutions.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Thomas D Johnston

Shearman & Sterling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very sharp" Thomas Johnston of Shearman & Sterling LLP stands out for his tax litigation expertise. Sources say he has "a lot of courtroom experience."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Roger Jones receives plaudits as an "excellent tax controversy lawyer and an excellent litigator." According to a peer, Jones "certainly knows his way around a courtroom," offering abundant trial experience before federal and state courts, the IRS and various tax agencies.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Thomas V Linguanti

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "well-regarded" Thomas Linguanti has a strong tax controversy practice and is highlighted by sources for his "technical expertise and experience." According to a client: "In addition to his excellent transfer pricing knowledge and experience, I consider Tom the go-to resource for litigation matters; he continually strives for the best client outcome."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Samuel Maruca of Covington & Burling LLP has notable abilities in transfer pricing. According to a client, Maruca does an "outstanding job; he's responsive and able to respond comprehensively to business challenges."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Transfer pricing expert" Sanford Stark is hailed by peers as "very, very smart and well respected." He is commended for his international tax expertise.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Alan Swirski receives praise from sources as "an outstanding trial lawyer." Among his major strengths, Swirski "has an excellent rapport with the jury" and "negotiates brilliantly with the IRS; he shows strength and resolve where appropriate and compromises only when necessary."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Juan F Vasquez Jr

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

From the Chambers USA guide

Juan Vasquez has broad experience representing clients in administrative and policy matters before the IRS, as well as in trial and appeals. He has appeared before the Court of Federal Claims, district and appellate courts including the US Supreme Court.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mario Verdolini of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP receives praise from commentators as "an expert communicator, in addition to being expert in both technical and legal tax matters." He handles controversy matters for clients drawn from sectors including pharmaceuticals and finance.

^ See whole ranking table