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 United States, 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

  • Ten Partners Honored as 2016 MVPs - January 04, 2017
  • Corporate Leaders Rank Latham as a Leading Law Firm for Client Service - November 30, 2016
  • Latham Earns Top Rankings in 2016 Corporate Scorecard - April 10, 2016
  • Latham Honored As “Technology Group of the Year” - January 13, 2016
  • Latham Gains Fifth Straight Placement in “Global 20” - July 14, 2015
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


2017 ABA Section of Taxation May MeetingTax Issues in Commercial and M&A Contracts

Media Coverage

Tax MVP: Latham & Watkins' David RaabReal Estate Joint Venture Waterfalls and Clawbacks: Variations and Complications Latham Adds Top Litigators to Partnership Ranks


Latham & Watkins Launches US Tax Reform Resource Center Latham & Watkins Launches New App for Calculating OID ThresholdLatham Advises Entercom in Merger with CBS Radio

Thought Leadership

Tax Reform – An Update Based on Recent Statements from the Trump Administration Tax Reform: Transaction Strategies for Uncertain Times US Tax Reform: Strategies for Executing Transactions in the Face of Uncertainty

Webcasts & Podcasts

US Tax Reform: Understanding the Proposals and Executing Transactions in the Face of UncertaintyQualifying Income for MLPs - A Latham & Watkins and EY Webcast