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USA Guide 2022
District of Columbia Tax
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9 Ranked Lawyers

About

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The Tax Group at Skadden handles all aspects of tax law in transactions worldwide. Skadden tax lawyers bring years of experience gained in both private practice and in government to each engagement with the goal of creative and value-added tax solutions. Our Tax Group coordinates its efforts with Skadden lawyers in other disciplines to provide a team approach to each client matter.

Skadden’s tax attorneys are experienced in virtually every type of matter that presents significant tax issues. Our tax professionals also have played leading roles in developing creative controversy resolutions, such as global settlements, fast-track appeals settlements, prefiling agreements and similar expedited resolution strategies. If litigation is required, the firm has well-known senior tax litigators experienced in substantial tax controversies.

The firm ranked #1 for tax in Vault’s Law 100 Rankings from 2010-2018, every year since the rankings’ inception. Skadden received two awards at the 2016 International Tax Review Americas Awards. We were named among Law360’s Tax Groups of 2016 and ranked as a top-tier firm by U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017, Chambers Global 2017 and International Tax Review’s World Transfer Pricing 2017. The Tax Group and its members also are repeatedly named as leaders in their field in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Europe and Legal 500.

Chambers Review

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What the team is known for

Leading firm with outstanding bench strength and renowned expertise spanning the full spectrum of domestic and international tax matters. Calls on the enviable experience of a number of former IRS in-house attorneys, who provide unrivaled insight into tax planning and controversy. Maintains a covetable client list that includes household-name companies and high-end financial institutions. Trusted to handle some of the most significant matters in the corporate tax sphere, from large M&A to headlining transfer pricing litigation.

Work Highlights

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  • Represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in the $2.35 billion sale of its retirement plan business to Empower Retirement.

Notable Practitioners

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Fred T Goldberg Jr
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Fred T Goldberg Jr
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Senior Statespeople

Fred Goldberg is a former IRS commissioner who is widely recognized as a leader in the tax market. He continues to advise clients on controversy matters.
"He is phenomenal, really really good, a great person and great lawyer, a great tactician." "He is one of the most respected tax lawyers."

Armando Gomez
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Armando Gomez
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Armando Gomez is frequently sought out to handle high-stakes tax disputes. His clients include private investment firms.
"He's very, very good."

Raj Madan
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Raj Madan
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Raj Madan is a superb tax controversy lawyer, with a strong track record of representing clients in the US Tax Court.
"He is very good at tax planning." "Raj is super quick and efficient."

Chris Bowers
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Chris Bowers
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Chris Bowers has a wide-ranging practice that encompasses tax controversy and planning work.
"He is an excellent lawyer, he provides thoughtful perspective and advice. He is also enjoyable to work with." "He is a fantastic lawyer and a brilliant guy."

Jessica A. Hough
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Jessica A. Hough
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Jessica Hough leads the firm's tax group in Washington, DC. She provides high-level tax advice pertaining to corporate transaction.
"She's really good." "She is knowledgeable and very responsive."

Eric Sensenbrenner
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Eric Sensenbrenner
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Eric Sensenbrenner leads the firm's global tax group and is often sought out to advise on tax issues involving cross-border corporate transactions. He acts on behalf of an enviable client list, which includes blue-chip clients in the technology, life sciences and automotive industries.
"He is an incredible international tax planner."

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Royce L Tidwell
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Royce Tidwell is an experienced tax controversy practitioner who advises clients on audits, litigation and IRS disputes.
"He is smart, thoughtful and writes well; he has very good judgment."

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Joshua Rabon
Associates to watch

Joshua Rabon assists a range of clients with tax planning and controversy matters.

Paul W Oosterhuis
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Paul W Oosterhuis
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Senior Statespeople

Paul Oosterhuis is an esteemed tax lawyer, with vast experience advising on cross-border transactions and international tax planning.
"He is consistently excellent." "He's really good, he's one of the best tax lawyers in the country."

Ranked Lawyers at
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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Fred T Goldberg Jr
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Fred T Goldberg Jr
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Senior Statespeople
Paul W Oosterhuis
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Paul W Oosterhuis
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Senior Statespeople
Armando Gomez
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Armando Gomez
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Chris Bowers
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Chris Bowers
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Raj Madan
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Raj Madan
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Eric Sensenbrenner
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Eric Sensenbrenner
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Jessica A. Hough
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Jessica A. Hough
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Royce L Tidwell
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Up and Coming
Joshua Rabon
Associates to watch