McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Tax Department

District of Columbia
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McDermott’s is one of the largest tax teams in Washington DC with almost 30 dedicated lawyers, advising large companies on the tax aspects of large M&A deals, corporate restructurings, international tax structuring, state and local tax, transfer pricing and high-profile advisory work. Advisory/transactional practice complemented by nationally renowned contentious practice covering tax controversy, administrative appeals and tax litigation. McDermott is the law firm of choice for clients seeking the highest quality tax advice.

We are often called in to act as special tax counsel alongside large firms handling the corporate aspect of M&A transactions. International tax is a large part of our practice, typically advising on US tax aspects of cross-border deals, and high-profile advisory work. We advise numerous multinationals and companies in more than 60 countries. We have one of the largest state and local tax departments in the US. Our lawyers advise on issues that involve both federal and state tax dimensions and transcend state boundaries.

McDermott began as a tax firm and tax remains central to the Firm’s identity; many of our DC tax lawyers previously practiced at tax boutiques, so have always attracted tax clients directly.
We have extensive government experience – many of our partners formerly worked in government positions and at the IRS.

We provide high-end tax services to a third of the Fortune 100, and a large percentage of listed companies in many other countries.


Noren, David G (Head of Department)

Kranz, Stephen

Levine, Philip

Ngo, Caroline

Noren, David

Shuman, Timothy S

Wilder, Michael