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California Tax
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2 Ranked Lawyers

About

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With extensive experience at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as in congressional tax writing committees, our tax professionals are highly skilled in handling intricate tax issues with the goal of reaching creative and value-added solutions tailored to each client’s specific needs. Our Tax Group also closely coordinates its efforts with Skadden lawyers in other disciplines to provide a one-team approach to each matter. As an integrated firm with 50-plus practices across 22 offices worldwide, we are uniquely positioned to serve clients in every industry and on any tax matter.

For decades, the unique breadth of our transactional tax practice and our geographical reach have allowed us to represent a broad array of public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, post-acquisition integration transactions, cross-border and global internal restructuring transactions, spin-offs and joint ventures.

Skadden received top honors at the 2020 International Tax Review Americas Awards, including Americas Tax Firm of the Year — the top prize — for the fourth straight year and U.S. Tax Firm of the Year for the third straight year, among others. We have been repeatedly named Law360’s Tax Group of the Year since 2015 and No. 1 in Vault’s Best Law Firm for tax every year since 2010. In addition, our tax practice and its members are repeatedly recognized in the Legal 500 and Tax Directors Handbook.

Chambers Review

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Tax - California: Northern
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Particularly noted for its work in the transactional space, for which it draws on the firm's long track record of handling the most cutting-edge M&A matters. Offers full-service capabilities, with strengths in tax planning, transfer pricing, partnership and controversy matters. Cultivates a strong client base among household names in the technology sector.

Strengths

"The team is very impressive and helpful."

"The lawyers are extremely responsive, efficient and on point."

"Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has a good sense for the details of its clients' businesses."

Work highlights

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP represented SK Hynix in its $9 billion acquisition of the NAND memory and storage business of Intel Corporation.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP advised Credit Karma on its $7.1 billion sale to Intuit.

Notable practitioners

Kenneth Betts assists clients with tax aspects of cross-border transactions, among other matters.
"He is a terrific lawyer, really easy to work with and a lovely person." "Kenneth is very sharp and strong."

Nathan Giesselman guides clients through tax aspects of corporate deals. He is noted for his international tax planning expertise.
"Nathan is an outstanding technical lawyer with excellent client service." "He is extremely responsive and understands how to get to a solution."

Emily Lam leads the firm's Palo Alto office and advises on tax controversy matters, including audits and appeals.
"She is highly astute and provides great insight on technical and nuanced issues." "She is very helpful in strategically positioning us with respect to various tax considerations and she is extremely responsive."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Nathan Giesselman
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Nathan Giesselman
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Emily M Lam
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Emily M Lam
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