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USA New York 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. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
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    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Broad and highly accomplished practice with proven tax advisory skills and great judgment in forming creative structures. Noted for effective advice on fund formation and financial products, as well as corporate M&A and cross-border matters. Offers additional expertise in resolving tax controversy matters. Especially well equipped to service large multinationals, including financial institutions and investment funds.
  2. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
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    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    A market-leading and premium-quality practice, noted for keen client advocacy and providing a highly responsive service in transactional tax planning, including partnership matters. Offers vast knowledge in capital markets transactions, including IPOs by US and non-US issuers and SEC-registered offerings. Adept handling of cross-border matters and particular strength in financing structures. Remains a popular choice for REIT transactions and spin-outs.
  3. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
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    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    A marquee domestic and international tax practice, covering the spectrum of tax planning and controversy for its impressive multinational client base. Highlighted for its extensive expertise in financial products and capital markets. Regularly advises on the tax implications of major bankruptcies and real estate transactions.
  4. Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Cogent and effective tax counsel in a variety of fields spanning tax planning and controversy matters. Held in high regard for its adept handling of M&A as well as investment fund work. Handles the tax implications of restructurings and real estate investments. Has a number of private equity firms as well as household-name hospitality and healthcare corporations on its client roster.
  5. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Sought out by a raft of private equity firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations. Frequently advises on the tax implications of transactions, as well as fund formation matters. Expertise also covers issues such as capital markets and real estate transactions.
  6. 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
    First port of call for an impressive array of multinational clients seeking tax counsel. A deep bench of specialists experienced in advising on a variety of tax matters including M&A and corporate finance transactions. Hosts some of New York's most formidable tax litigators, with enviable experience in high-value tax controversies.
  7. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
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    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    A top-tier practice with deep experience in the tax treatment of areas such as investment funds, capital markets and real estate. Particularly well regarded for advising on big-ticket M&A and financing deals. Accomplished advisers on international as well as domestic issues, and on controversy as well as tax planning.
  8. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
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    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Well known in the market for its focused and highly effective tax lawyers who are frequently sought out to advise on high-value corporate and M&A transactions. Offers tax expertise spanning corporate reorganizations, joint ventures and financial products. Noted for keen client advocacy when negotiating deals.
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Band 2
  1. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    A notable team of practitioners with impressive experience across international and domestic tax. Regularly advises on complex tax planning and M&A matters. Accomplished in investment fund formation and insurance matters. With offices in New York, London and Paris, offers enviable experience advising a diverse client roster on cross-border tax.
  2. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Handles all forms of corporate transactions, including M&A and dispositions, spin-outs, and joint ventures. Expertise covers hedge fund and private equity fund formations and tax issues associated with financings. Clients include leading retailers, private equity firms and telecommunication companies.
  3. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Growing team enjoying increasing recognition for its tax offering. Advises on private equity investments, joint venture structuring and capital markets matters. Diverse client portfolio across the energy, financial services and real estate sectors. Experienced with both domestic and international tax systems.
  4. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    A popular choice of counsel for optimizing international and domestic deals, working in conjunction with the firm's leading corporate team. An enviable client roster that includes large multinational technology companies and financial institutions. Experienced in applying tax strategies to financing and capital markets offerings as well as M&A. Additionally noted for its expertise in REIT and partnership-related tax matters.
  5. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Highly regarded tax group acting for an impressive list of clients, including financial institutions, restaurant groups, private equity firms and technology companies. Skilled in applying tax mitigation strategies to complex corporate transactions involving cross-border matters, investment funds and corporate finance.
  6. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Admired for providing useful and pragmatic federal tax advice to clients. Experienced in advising on both domestic and cross-border matters involving private equity, fund formation and debt financing. Has particular expertise in advising on bankruptcy-related tax matters. First choice for clients from a multitude of industries, including financial services, real estate and technology.
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Band 3
  1. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Noted for sound advice concerning tax treatment of investment funds, as well as advising on the tax elements of capital market matters and international corporate restructuring. Diverse client portfolio spans the finance, technology, pharmaceutical and energy industries.
  2. 3
    Milbank LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    A notable profile advising on the federal tax implications of equity investments, loan syndication and capital markets matters. Possesses expertise in securitization and financial products. Recognized for its international capability, acting for large financial institutions and other household names.
  3. Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
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    Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    A popular choice for cogent tax advice in the context of investment funds. Offers support in tax matters involving M&A, reorganizations, buyouts and carve-out transactions. Offers notable strength in relation to distressed debt and equity investments. Also takes on real estate tax matters.
  4. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Offers a broad range of skills including securitization as well as restructuring and REITs matters. Frequently acts on behalf of investment funds and corporate clients. Regularly works with the firm's capital markets, finance and insurance departments.
  5. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    An accomplished practice across corporate M&A work, private equity investment and investment fund formation. Possesses the ability to work seamlessly with other practice areas at the firm. Provides a full service to its clients and is well versed in domestic and international matters. Capable representing clients before the IRS and the Treasury Department.
  6. Proskauer Rose LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Baker McKenzie
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    Baker McKenzie
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Strong team with significant experience advising on the tax elements of high-value corporate transactions. Also offers substantial capabilities in contentious matters. Acts for clients from a wide range of sectors, including technology, media and financial services. Noted for the strength of its SALT practice and able to draw on the firm's national and global network for support in multijurisdictional matters.
  2. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
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    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    Counts taxation of financial products, corporate transactions and commodities matters as key strengths. Acts for an impressive array of clients such as pharmaceutical companies and financial institutions. Also handles the structuring of securitization vehicles, with enviable experience of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securitizations.
  3. Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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    Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded tax practice known for specializing in issues arising from capital markets transactions. Works with the firm's market-leading banking and finance team, frequently representing financial institutions as underwriters of debt offerings.
  4. Clifford Chance US LLP
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    Clifford Chance US LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    A popular choice of counsel in transactions involving real estate investment and the structuring of REITs. Financial products expertise covers CLOs, derivatives and insurance. Offers additional experience in open-end funds, joint ventures and tax controversy matters.
  5. Dechert LLP
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    Dechert LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Highly respected tax team operating in a number of high-level transactions. Maintains an enviable list of clients in the private equity sector, including major sponsors and their portfolio companies. Also works with SEC-registered investment management companies in tax-based transaction structuring.
  6. DLA Piper LLP (US)
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    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Notable team with a wide range of experience in complex tax matters. Regularly advises clients on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions and the formation of joint ventures. Also offers assistance with audits, appeals and litigation. Highlighted for its strong global network of offices.
  7. Goodwin
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    Goodwin
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    "While Goodwin advocates for its clients, the firm also understands when it is important to concede a point in order to get the transaction done. The firm is very commercial in its approach."
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    Jones Day
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Highly regarded tax practice with strong offerings handling compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Balances a strong transactional practice, acting for corporate and funds clients, with litigation and controversy capabilities.
  9. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
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    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    A respected name, adept at handling federal transactional tax matters. Can also draw upon the firm's expertise in other practices to provide a range of complementary services. Boasts expertise in acting for companies and individuals in the entertainment and sports industries.
  10. Mayer Brown LLP
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    Mayer Brown LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Offers sound tax counsel across tax controversy, transactional and capital markets issues. Also provides clients with tax restructuring and reorganization advice. Frequently sought after by multinational companies across many industries, including corporate and financial services clients. Well equipped to handle SALT matters.
  11. McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP advised the STARR Partnership in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, a sweeping package of tax reforms which reduced tax rates for businesses, and limited deductions for state and local income taxes and property taxes, among other measures.
  12. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Offers significant strength in transactional tax work, ranging from M&A and corporate reorganizations to equity and debt securities offerings. Adept at handling both domestic and cross-border mandates and routinely called upon to assist private equity clients and institutional investors with fund formation. Also noted for its particular expertise in matters concerning REITs.
  13. Ropes & Gray LLP
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    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Experienced in representing private equity clients on complex tax issues and advises across the full range of federal taxation matters, including those relating to fund organization. Also works with corporate entities on a range of tax restructuring, transactional, financing and joint venture matters.
  14. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Frequently sought out for its international capabilities and sound profile for advising on complex and high-value transactions. Boasts especial strength in advising on the tax aspects of M&A, working closely with the firm's M&A team. Its client roster ranges from middle-market companies to major corporations.
  15. Roberts & Holland LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Blank Rome LLP
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    Blank Rome LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Respected team with notable expertise in SALT matters. Regularly advises clients on the tax aspects of M&A, joint venture arrangements and reorganizations. Sector expertise covers retail, energy and food and beverages.
  2. Bracewell LLP
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    Bracewell LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Bracewell LLP is noted for its skills in handling tax aspects of transactions, including M&A, dispositions and joint ventures. It is particularly adept at advising companies in the energy sector.
  3. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
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    Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    Regularly advises large corporations on tax issues relating to high-profile transactions. Also experienced in handling contentious tax matters. Client base includes high-profile software and telecommunication companies.
  4. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US
    5
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Represents a range of clients including private equity firms, investment banks and energy companies in significant transactions. Expertise covers deals such as M&A, IPOs and joint ventures. Well equipped to handle cross-border matters, supported by a network of international offices.
  5. Kostelanetz LLP
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    Kostelanetz LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Kostelanetz LLP is a respected boutique firm that handles tax controversy matters. It regularly works with high net worth individuals in defending against IRS audits and investigations, among other matters.
  6. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Advises on a range of tax matters including high-value transactions. Particularly adept at handling tax issues relating to renewable energy. Clients include financial institutions, energy companies and asset managers.
  7. Paul Hastings LLP
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    Paul Hastings LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Solid practice handling a host of tax matters. Particularly active in CLO-related issues. Works with a range of clients including underwriters and sovereign wealth funds.
  8. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    Tax
    USA 2022 | Band 5