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USA Illinois 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. Kirkland & Ellis
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    Kirkland & Ellis
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    One of the most prominent players in the field for a broad array of tax matters. Expertise spans both domestic and international jurisdictions, offering leading advice on the tax aspects of large mergers and acquisitions. Calls upon a preeminent private equity tax practice that advises sponsors and investors. Key areas of strength also include tax controversy and planning.
  2. McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Hugely respected track record for tax transactional, planning and controversy matters at state and federal level. Frequently involved in cross-border matters, while also offering a significant state and local tax (SALT) practice. Attracts a broad roster of large multinational companies, as well as midmarket and small businesses. Regularly acts as special tax counsel on the largest corporate transactions.
  3. 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 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.
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Band 2
  1. Baker McKenzie
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    Baker McKenzie
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Full-service tax practice fielding a deep bench of experienced attorneys. Frequently acts on international matters, including cross-border tax structuring concerns and controversies, alongside well-established domestic strength. Also noted for its expertise in transfer pricing.
  2. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Well-respected transactional practice with strong expertise in cross-border deals and tax planning. Frequently advises on high-value financings and M&A for an impressive roster of US and international companies. Also noted for its strength advising on private equity matters.
  3. Mayer Brown LLP
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    Mayer Brown LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Highly regarded for its strong controversy practice, which sees it act on disputes venued across the USA. Also noted for its significant transactional capabilities, acting on domestic and cross-border planning issues and deals such as restructurings and M&A. Maintains a strong corporate client base, including numerous Fortune 500 companies. Regularly acts for private equity and real estate companies and REITs.
  4. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    International firm with a strong regional presence, offering impressive transactional capabilities across a range of financial and corporate tax matters. Experienced tax controversy practice that draws on strength in state and federal disputes. Also noted for its niche expertise in insurance-related work. Includes a number of Fortune 100 companies in its expansive client roster.
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Band 3
  1. Katten
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    Katten
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Respected firm particularly noted for its activity in the tax planning space, with additional expertise in transactional matters such as M&A, private equity deals, and venture capital investments. Frequently advises on cross-border tax concerns, advising both foreign and domestic entities on expansion planning.
  2. Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
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    Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Broad tax practice with extensive transactional and controversy experience at federal and state level. Notable planning capabilities include advising on cross-border concerns. Also has a noteworthy SALT practice. Attracts a broad range of clients, including Fortune 500 corporates, multimedia technology companies and major transportation entities.
  3. Winston & Strawn LLP
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    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Respected practice that acts across a broad range of transactional, controversy and planning matters. Particularly recognized for its expertise in the tax aspects of renewable energy projects, drawing on extensive equity finance expertise. Highlighted for its attorneys' trial abilities in complex civil and criminal tax litigation and IRS appeals. Increasingly active in auditing major league sports franchises.
  4. Jenner & Block LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3