Legal 500 Tax Litigation

Baker McKenzie`s tax litigation team, based in Chicago, Palo Alto, New York and Washington DC, is recognized for its extensive work representing multinational corporations in U.S. international and domestic tax jurisdictions, covering audits, appeals and litigation. George Clarke, the firm`s Washington-based chairman, has experience in civil and criminal tax litigation and works for multinational corporations and high net worth individuals in the areas of international and federal tax and transfer pricing. Mark Oates of Chicago is known for his work on international tax disputes with Subpart F and foreign tax credits, and Duane Webber of DC specializes in resolving tax disputes with the IRS and other tax authorities. In Dallas, Robert Albaral focuses primarily on international and domestic tax disputes and alternative dispute resolution. In New York, SALT subpractice directors Maria Eberle, Lindsay LaCava, David Pope, and Scott Brandman focus on state and local tax controversies and litigation, while Dan Rosen is a key resource for international tax controversies. In Palo Alto, Scott Frewing covers complex civil and criminal tax investigations and litigation mandates. “The DLA US team ensures a holistic approach to tax and law, ensuring that all workflows are aligned with the common goal/project. This saves us time as a customer.

Strong tax and legal knowledge and they bring a good spirit. Steptoe & Johnson LLP`s Washington, DC-based tax litigation team represents clients in state, federal and tax litigation. The firm`s co-chair, Phil West, is known for his work in domestic and international tax controversies. Walker Johnson and Gregory Kidder are both highly regarded for their experience in federal tax litigation, while Amanda Pedvin Varma focuses on IRS appeals and tax litigation before courts and appellate courts. Steven Dixon focuses on federal tax litigation, representing Fortune 500 taxpayers in Treasury Court, Federal Claims Court, and federal district courts, particularly in the energy, consumer goods, and defense industries. New York-based Lawrence Hill joined Winston & Strawn LLP in June 2021 as Co-Head of Tax Controversy. He focuses on civil tax litigation, economic investigations and criminal tax proceedings. Suzanne McDowell retired at the end of 2021. “Macfarlanes` tax litigation and investigation team is led by Gideon Sanitt, a practitioner with extensive experience and the ability to explain litigation issues to lay people in terms they can understand. Gideon is supported by a large team with great resources.

All team members are exceptionally knowledgeable, accessible and available. Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is renowned for its ability to provide expert advice on HMRC`s investigations, investigations and litigation, including claims for errors and corrections in the UK and overseas. Hugh Gunson leads the practice and covers the entire spectrum, including corporate income tax and the CGT. “The team is the strongest in tax litigation, particularly in the area of conservation easement litigation. They handle a lot of other tax controversies, but that`s the bulk of our practice. Withers LLP advises high net worth individuals on international tax investments. William Kambas divides his time between Connecticut and New York, focusing on tax structuring and tax planning in the United States. In Los Angeles, Michael Brophy handles trusts and probate litigation, while Charles Kolstad is an expert in digital wealth, income and estate tax planning. Michelle Graham operates out of San Diego and advises ultra-high net worth individuals with U.S. assets. In 2021, a new Texas office was opened, led by cross-border tax expert Kevin Keen, who joined Winstead PC in March. In addition, Marsha Laine Dungog was appointed Director of the San Francisco office in February 2021 and specializes in tax, trust and pension matters in Canada and Australia.

“The team is very business-oriented and able to apply complex tax law to the real world and explain it to clients in a way they understand. They are technically very strong and understand the law, but not at the expense of personal and clear advice. They are very responsive and proactive, providing clear advice and explanations on risks and legal procedures. They are not afraid to give advice that may not be what the client expected/hoped to hear. They are experts in their field and they work very well with lawyers and their clients. “Ready-to-use, solution-oriented. Strong thinkers who are able to combine business goals with transaction structure. Very conscientious and hyper-focused on the underlying legal documentation to protect us as investors. Our relationship and engagement was completely virtual and distant. Did not interfere with our interaction and believes that we have very strong and consistent communication. I highly recommend the Proskauer management team. Hale Sheppard is a shareholder in the firm`s tax litigation practice, representing individuals and businesses in tax audits, appeals and litigation. He has participated in more than 150 cases before the Tax Court, the District Court and the Court of Appeal.

In addition, Hale has received dozens of favorable rulings by private mail for clients of the IRS National Office on procedural, tax, and international issues. Hale has received five university degrees, including an LL.M. in taxation, various scholarships and academic awards along the way. Hale is one of the country`s most active tax writers and has published nearly 200 articles in top law and tax journals. Hale has been cited in numerous domestic and foreign journals as a tax/legal authority, inducted into the American College of Tax Counsel, invited to major tax conferences, and recognized for many years by Chambers USA and other respected organizations as a leader in tax litigation. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is recognized for its expertise in the tax aspects of international mergers and acquisitions, mutual fund formation and restructurings.

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