Latham & Watkins LLP

Tax: Corporate & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Superb geographical footprint, fielding skilled practitioners across the USA. First-rate choice of counsel for heavyweight tax transactions involving renowned pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as energy entities. Regularly appears in complex, cross-border M&A and restructurings. Additional expertise spans corporate finance and investment fund matters. Diverse client portfolio includes domestic and international corporations, private equity firms, compensation committees and individual executives.

Notable practitioners

Diana Doyle advises major global companies on tax planning concerns, including how best to structure high-value, cross-border M&A. One source describes her as "extremely smart and very thoughtful," while another notes that she is "very analytical in what she does."

Laurence Stein is hailed as a "very experienced and knowledgeable transactional tax lawyer." He is knowledgeable about a broad array of transactional tax matters, including advising on the tax aspects of sizeable M&A deals

Nicholas DeNovio is considered by clients to be "a subject matter expert and a tremendous technical resource." His tax practice is international in scope, and sees him frequently advise corporations on cross-border transactions.

Samuel Weiner is vastly experienced with providing tax counsel in the context of corporate transactions. He is described by market sources as "a great technical tax attorney," and he also receives praise for his "pragmatic, business-driven approach."