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

  • Latham Recognized Again for Client Service Prowess - November 29, 2017
  • "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
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


19th Annual International Conference on Private Investment FundsTax Issues in Commercial and M&A Contracts

Media Coverage

Washington's Top Lawyers 2017Rising Star: Latham's Brian McManusLatham & Watkins Steers Integra's $204M Derma Sciences Buy


Leading Tax Litigator Joins Latham & WatkinsImpact Biomedicines Advised in its Acquisition by Celgene Corporation Latham Recognized Again for Client Service Prowess

Thought Leadership

Tax Act Changes Deductibility of False Claims Act PaymentsCompensation in 2018 Proxy Season: Recent Shakeups, New ChallengesReminder: Employers Must Quickly Report ISO and ESPP Transactions

Webcasts & Podcasts

2018 Proxy Season: Considerations for Your Proxy Statement and Preparing for Your Annual Meeting Navigating Tax Reform: A Plain English Discussion of Financing, M&A Transaction, and Disclosure Issues 2018 Proxy Season: Strategically Preparing for the Upcoming Season