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USA Guide 2022
Illinois Tax
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4 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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Tax - Illinois
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What the team is known for

Leading tax practice that draws on its international presence to offer clients expertise across an impressive range of tax services. Highly regarded transactional tax group advising on M&A, private equity and REIT matters. Also noted for its strength in contentious proceedings. Clients include multinational corporations from a range of sectors, notably finance, real estate and private equity.

Work Highlights

Provided by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP advised New Residential Investment Corp on its acquisition of Caliber Home Loans, valued at $1.7 billion.

Notable Practitioners

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Sarah Beth Rizzo
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Sarah Beth Rizzo
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Up and Coming

Sarah Beth Rizzo continues to develop an impressive tax practice that includes advising on sales, acquisitions and other transactions involving REITs.
"Sarah is detail-oriented, very clear on all the regulations and can explain things to us in a clear manner." "She is simply amazing all around - technical, responsive, strategic and a pleasure to work with"

Nickolas Gianou
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Nickolas Gianou
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Nickolas Gianou is recognized for his strength in transactional tax matters, including mandates involving REITs, joint ventures and acquisitions.

Nathaniel Carden
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Nathaniel Carden
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Nathaniel Carden attracts an impressive roster of high-profile clients in the IT, financial services and pharmaceutical sectors. His expertise include transfer pricing and IRS audits, as well as cross-border planning.
"He always has the pulse of what is going on in all the major industries and knows the right contacts to get real time information when needed." "He is incredibly smart, very efficient and cuts through complexity to figure out what to do."

David Polster
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David Polster
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David Polster is recognized for his first-class tax counsel on complex corporate transactions including acquisitions, and joint ventures. He is also noted for his expert REITs practice.
"David was able to synthesize the issues and come up with good solutions."

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

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David Polster
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David Polster
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Nathaniel Carden
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Nathaniel Carden
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Band 2
Nickolas Gianou
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Nickolas Gianou
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Band 4
Sarah Beth Rizzo
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Sarah Beth Rizzo
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Up and Coming
Tax: Controversy

Nathaniel Carden
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Nathaniel Carden
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Band 3

Members

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