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

  • 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
  • Latham Earns Top Rankings in 2016 Corporate Scorecard - April 10, 2016
  • Latham Honored As “Technology Group of the Year” - January 13, 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

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


Latham Advises The Carlyle Group and The Nature’s Bounty Co. on Holland & Barrett Sale Chambers Associate Guide Highlights Firm’s Training, Pro Bono ProgramsHytera Communications Advised in Its Acquisition of Sepura Group

Thought Leadership

US Tax Reform: Strategies for Executing Transactions in the Face of UncertaintyBoard Considerations in the Face of Tax Reform UncertaintyFAQ: Recent Developments in US Law Affecting Pension and OPEB Claims in Restructurings (2017)

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