Irell & Manella LLP

Tax Department

California
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What the team is known for Respected practice offering a wide range of expertise in areas spanning transactional tax matters, tax planning, controversy and litigation, and the tax implications of bankruptcies and insolvencies. Clients range from high net worth individuals to partnerships and public corporations.

Strengths A client comments: "This group has a true team approach so that if one member is unavailable, the project continues seamlessly."

Work highlights Advised Angiotech Pharmaceuticals on tax structuring related to its sale to a group of investors led by Vivo Capital.

Notable practitioners

Elliot Freier is knowledgeable about the tax aspects of M&A and bankruptcies. "He's a really good technician and has a ton of experience," reports one source, while another describes him as "extremely responsive."

Joel Rabinovitz continues to be held in high regard for his expertise in tax planning. He is experienced with handling international tax mandates.

Milton Hyman is a "very good lawyer," according to one source, who adds: "His problem solving is pretty amazing." He advises clients on tax planning and is experienced in advising on the aspects of M&A transactions.