Latham & Watkins LLP

Tax Department

California
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What the team is known for Highly acclaimed practice noted for its capabilities in the tax structuring of corporate deals, with considerable cross-border capabilities. Well known for its superior capabilities in complex REIT tax matters. Its enviable client base also includes retail and pharmaceutical companies, as well as financial institutions. Wider areas of excellence include partnership tax matters and tax-free spinoffs.

Strengths"It is a great firm with highly competent attorneys. Its lawyers are very efficient, smart and thorough," reports a client.

One client notes its "technical expertise makes it stand out" and describes the firm as "go-to advisers on the tax front."

Commentators say: "Its lawyers are very sophisticated, intelligent and educated in the field."

Work highlights Advised Mellanox on a tax issues, among other matters, stemming from its $6.9 billion sale to NVIDIA.

Notable practitioners


Ana O'Brien
's "knowledge in the REIT space makes her stand out; she is one of the experts in the area," reports one peer. She works on tax aspects of transactions and is "incredibly knowledgeable and creative," say sources.


Katharine Moir
recently joined the firm from Simpson Thacher and has a well-regarded tax practice which includes advising on issues in connection to transactions. Commentators consider her to be "a great and knowledgeable lawyer who is very practical in her approach."


Laurence Stein
is a top choice for counsel on tax-related issues concerning high-value M&A. Clients say he is "technically strong, very experienced in the M&A market and super accessible" and has a "great approach and demeanor to negotiations."


Pardis Zomorodi
advises her clients on the tax elements of corporate transactions. Commentators say she is "very practical in her approach and great at spotting issues."

Recognized for his "depth of experience and substantive knowledge,"
Samuel Weiner
is commended for his handling of tax issues stemming from corporate transactions. His expertise includes managing cross-border tax matters and he is widely respected for being "a superb tax lawyer."