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Sidley Austin LLP

Tax

5 ranked lawyersBand 3New YorkUSA 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Offers a broad range of skills including securitization as well as restructuring and REITs matters. Frequently acts on behalf of investment funds and corporate clients. Regularly works with the firm's capital markets, finance and insurance departments.

Strengths

"Sidley Austin LLP has an excellent understanding of complex technical rules and ability to translate to actionable advice."

"Sidley Austin LLP is very responsive at all hours and consistently excellent in its service level."

Work highlights

Sidley Austin LLP represented GIC in its acquisition of a 19.9% interest in Duke Energy Indiana.

Notable practitioners

Christian Brause handles a diverse array of matters, regularly advising clients on the tax issues related to M&A and fund formation. He also has particular expertise in work involving REITs.
"He is diligent, hard-working, very sharp, responsive and has comprehensive knowledge and experience." "He is highly knowledgeable in tax, he is practical and creative, and is able to resolve issues in a commercial way. It has always been a pleasure working with Chris."

Laura Barzilai is the global leader of the firm's tax, employee benefits and executive compensation group. She offers broad expertise in tax issues, spanning complex corporate transactions and work involving the insurance sector.
"Laura provides excellent and practical advice in very complex areas of tax law." "Laura is our preferred tax adviser. She is responsive, knowledgeable, and understands us. We trust her with our most complex and impactful deals."

Noam Waltuch works on a range of transactional tax matters. His clients include investment firms.
"He is very responsive and solution-oriented." "Noam Waltuch is my first phone call when I need help with a complex matter."

Richard Leavy offers extensive experience in matters concerning state and local tax. He is particularly noted for his work on real estate-related issues.
"He is the most responsive legal counsel I have worked with."

Robert Kreitman regularly advises on matters related to financial products and structured finance. He is particularly experienced in CLO transactions.
"Robert is our leading go-to counsel for sophisticated tax matters." "He is attentive and knows the current state of play."

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Overview

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Tax

Sidley Austin LLP

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Location

787 Seventh Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10019

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Tax


Christian Brause
Band 4
Laura M Barzilai
Band 3
Noam M Waltuch
Up and Coming
Robert M Kreitman
Band 4

Tax: State & Local


Richard A Leavy
Band 2