Clients turn to Latham’s tax lawyers to create innovative structures and solve complex tax issues arising from transactions, controversies and general business operations.

Why Latham

Innovative Tax Advice

Latham & Watkins has a long and rich history with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and US Department of the Treasury, dating back to founding partner Dana Latham's tenure as Commissioner of the IRS under President Eisenhower. Today, more than 100 tax lawyers in the US, Europe, and Asia work with tax authorities globally while collaborating across offices and disciplines to ensure consistent results for clients regardless of their location.

An Integrated Practice

The tax team has considerable experience handling matters for a diverse client base, including multinational corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds, Fortune 500 corporations, and emerging companies. Latham’s tax lawyers practice in the following areas:

Awards & Rankings

  • "Rising Stars" Honored for Legal Excellence - July 18, 2017
  • Partners Recognized Among “Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation’s Major Law Firms” - July 11, 2017
  • Chambers Associate Guide Highlights Firm’s Training, Pro Bono and Diversity Programs - June 25, 2017
  • Ten Partners Honored as 2016 MVPs - January 04, 2017
  • Corporate Leaders Rank Latham as a Leading Law Firm for Client Service - November 30, 2016
The team “provides stellar transactional advice to an enviable client roster, including leading international corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms and investment managers. Also has significant capabilities in tax controversy advice.”
Chambers Global 2014


Tax Issues in Commercial and M&A Contracts

Media Coverage

Rising Star: Latham's Brian McManusTax MVP: Latham & Watkins' David RaabReal Estate Joint Venture Waterfalls and Clawbacks: Variations and Complications


Firm Advises ECi Software Solutions and The Carlyle Group in Acquisition of ECi by Funds Advised by Apax Partners "Rising Stars" Honored for Legal ExcellencePartners Recognized Among “Bankruptcy Tax Specialists”

Thought Leadership

IRS Provides Guidance on Stock Distributions for Publicly Offered REITs and RICsTax Reform Update: 4 Issues to Watch as Congress Nears Summer RecessTreasury Gives Taxpayers Extra Year On Related-Party Debt Documentation

Webcasts & Podcasts

2017 Proxy Season: Lessons Learned and Coming AttractionsUS Tax Reform: Understanding the Proposals and Executing Transactions in the Face of Uncertainty2017 Proxy Season: Considerations for Your Proxy Statement and Preparing for Your Annual Meeting