Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Highly rated group with a focus on transactional matters such as M&A and joint ventures. Offers additional expertise in tax litigation, drawing from its stable of highly regarded trial lawyers. Acts for an impressive client base, which includes private equity firms, charitable investment funds and corporates.

Strengths Peers say: "Munger is comprised of very bright, smart people."

"The lawyers are of the highest quality," one source reports, further highlighting the team's "tremendous intellectual firepower."

Work highlights Served as tax counsel to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic venture founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Dr Priscilla Chan. The firm advised on the organization's structuring as an LLC as well as ongoing tax matters.

Notable practitioners

David Goldman applies his extensive tax knowledge to a wide range of corporate transactions, including M&A and financings. Peers say: "He is verybright, very practical and can present to clients in a succinct and understandable way."