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USA District of Columbia Tax

Tax covers transactional and controversy-related work. Tax on the transactional side covers corporate partnerships structures, tax planning, spin-offs and negotiating tax-free acquisitions. Tax controversy encompasses any contentious tax issue, predominantly at the federal court stage. This includes tax-based litigation, IRS examinations (usually concerning federal income tax issues) and tax shelter investigations. This section also takes into account transfer pricing.

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Band 1
  1. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Top-ranked practice, home to a number of revered luminaries in the field of tax law. Regularly entrusted to handle high-stakes work, including major tax controversy litigation for household-name clients. Possesses notable expertise spanning transfer pricing, international planning and corporate and partnership tax matters. Also advises on tax credits and issues relating to tax-exempt organizations.
  2. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
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    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    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.
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Band 2
  1. Baker McKenzie
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    Baker McKenzie
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Highly regarded firm with an international reach that remains a popular choice for advice on the tax aspects of high-profile cross-border matters. Distinguished M&A and transfer pricing practice that also offers a wealth of expertise in global tax controversy.
  2. Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
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    Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Stellar tax boutique with significant capabilities in criminal and civil tax matters. Noted for its impressive client roster, which consists of high net worth individuals, corporations and financial institutions. Extensive in-house government experience among its highly renowned team of lawyers.
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    Covington & Burling LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    The Washington office is a successful practice with great bench strength and a depth of talent that features a number of former government officials. Advises an impressive client list of household names, including multinational companies and major sports leagues. Regularly undertakes high-level work across controversy and transfer pricing, as well as international structuring and planning. Notable strength in transactional matters.
  4. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Esteemed practice held in high regard for complex tax planning and structuring advice, with extensive cross-border expertise. Acts for high-profile organizations, including financial institutions, investment firms and Fortune 500 companies, on matters such as M&A and spinoff transactions. Additional proficiency in the tax aspects of fund formation and bankruptcy.
  5. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded tax group with an excellent reputation for tax controversy work. Also offers expertise in international tax planning and structuring matters on behalf of an impressive list of multinational corporations, with particular strength in heavyweight cross-border transactional work, as well as fund formation.
  6. McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Active practice group, advising on the tax planning aspects of high-value corporate transactions. Noted for its expertise in high-level cross-border work such as transfer pricing, as well as high-stakes tax court litigation. Impressive client base across a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, technology and manufacturing.
  7. Miller & Chevalier Chartered
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    Miller & Chevalier Chartered
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Acclaimed boutique practice with a long history of advising an enviable client roster on high-value and complex tax matters. Offers extensive expertise across its bench in domestic tax, international tax planning and controversy as well as tax reform lobbying. Home to a number of practitioners with significant government experience. Notable capability to advise on transfer pricing issues.
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Band 3
  1. BakerHostetler LLP
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    BakerHostetler LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    A well-rounded tax practice with skills in both domestic and international tax planning and structuring, as well as controversy and litigation, including criminal tax. Acts for clients across a diverse array of industries, such as hospitality and financial services. International expertise covers matters such as transfer pricing and foreign tax credit issues.
  2. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
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    Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Renowned tax practice noted for its state and local taxation expertise. Provides counsel on transactional tax planning in addition to strength in federal and state controversy. Represents an enviable client list, with particular experience in the TMT and energy and natural resources sectors.
  3. 3
    Jones Day
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded tax practice, offering cross-border transactional expertise, with particular strength in acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings. Acts for high-end clients in a wide range of industries.
  4. Steptoe & Johnson LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Arnold & Porter
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    Arnold & Porter
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Proven expertise in the formation and operation of public and private REITs. Also noted for its wealth of experience in nonprofit tax-exemption issues, with additional expertise in tax and trusts litigation.
  2. Crowell & Moring LLP
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    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Respected group of tax controversy lawyers, which includes individuals with former government experience. Represents clients before the US Tax Court as well as in IRS audits and other administrative proceedings. Knowledgeable about a wide array of issues including transfer pricing, tax credits and tax incentives.
  3. Ivins, Phillips & Barker
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    Ivins, Phillips & Barker
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 19 Years Ranked
    Respected DC-based boutique tax practice with a solid client list comprising a number of multinationals. Demonstrates strength across a number of sub-practice areas, including tax controversy and accounting methods.
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Band 5
  1. Alston & Bird LLP
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    Alston & Bird LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Respected practice advising clients on a wide variety of tax matters, from cross-border tax structuring to transfer pricing matters. Recognized for its adept handling of advance pricing agreements, as well as a range of state and local tax matters. Advises a number of enviable clients in the finance and manufacturing industries.
  2. Hogan Lovells US LLP
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    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    Highly respected tax team offers services on a range of transactions. Regularly advises on planning and partnership matters. Acts for an impressive client base which includes technology and automotive clients.
  3. Kostelanetz LLP
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    Kostelanetz LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Strong civil and criminal tax controversy boutique, with an impressive bench of former IRS attorneys. Acts for an enviable roster of clients including Fortune 500 corporations, public officials and high net worth individuals.
  4. Mayer Brown LLP
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    Mayer Brown LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    Prominent national firm with a strong tax offering in Washington, DC. A strong choice to handle business-critical tax controversies and also assists clients with structuring tax-efficient corporate and financing transactions. Particularly proficient in transfer pricing matters.
  5. Shearman & Sterling LLP
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    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 12 Years Ranked
    Notable team of practitioners with impressive experience acting in domestic and international mandates. Regularly advises on complex tax planning and structuring matters. Clients hail from a range of sectors, including banking, media and aerospace.
  6. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Skilled tax group with notable expertise advising on high-value corporate transactions, including M&A, restructurings and capital markets matters. Acts for clients from a wide variety of sectors, ranging from retail, energy and pharmaceuticals to financial services. Adept at handling matters with significant cross-border elements and also offers significant experience advising SPACs.