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What the team is known for Highly regarded tax group acting for an impressive list of clients, including financial institutions, restaurant groups, private equity firms and technology companies. Skilled in applying tax mitigation strategies to complex corporate transactions involving cross-border matters, investment funds and corporate finance.

Strengths"They're very talented, creative and practical," reports an interviewee.

Work highlights Represented an ad hoc group of Taj bondholders in the restructuring of Toys R Us.

Notable practitioners

David Mayo
regularly acts for corporations and investors on the tax aspects of a wide range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. "He gives really good, well-thought-out advice and he knows how to structure deals," comments an interviewee.

Jeffrey Samuels
is highly regarded in the market for his enviable tax practice. He advises clients from a wide range of sectors on the tax aspects of various corporate transactions. "He's outstanding - he is one of the rare tax lawyers who is able to be creative and problem-solving. He helps the client to proactively structure things for a better result," comments an impressed interviewee.

Robert Holo
is called upon for his expertise in a wide range of corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and capital markets matters. He is adept at handling work with cross-border elements.

Scott Sontag
focuses his practice on transactional tax matters. He handles complex cross-border M&A as well as offering notable expertise in real estate-related transactions, such as the formation of REITs. "He has a broad range of knowledge, he's a good negotiator and he's responsive," notes one commentator.