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

  • Six Partners Honored as 2018 Rising Stars - July 30, 2018
  • Global Tax Controversy Chair Receives 2018 Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award - May 13, 2018
  • Tax Partner Among Most Influential Women Attorneys in Los Angeles - April 16, 2018
  • Latham Recognized Again for Client Service Prowess - November 29, 2017
  • "Rising Stars" Honored for Legal Excellence - July 18, 2017
The team is "very professional, very organized and very good at pushing forward large transactions with lots of different pieces. They're practical, very good at not getting bogged down in the technicalities and getting their clients the end result. They're also very collaborative, they work well with others and they're very responsive."
Chambers USA 2018


Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018 Tax Issues in Commercial and M&A Contracts

Media Coverage

Rising Star: Latham's Adam KestenbaumLLR Partners Taps Latham & Watkins For $1.2B PE Fund Washington's Top Lawyers 2017


Latham Advises KAAC in Agreement to Create Altus Midstream CompanySix Partners Honored as 2018 Rising StarsLatham & Watkins Advises Cotiviti Holdings in $4.9 Billion Acquisition by Verscend

Thought Leadership

13 Takeaways From New Noncompetition Law in Mass.Unclear Which Way Wind Blows After Reversal of Alta WindTaxpayer Wins on Characterization of Intercompany Debt Transaction

Webcasts & Podcasts

2018 Proxy Season: Lessons Learned and Coming Attractions2018 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