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


Webcast: Qualifying Income for MLPsTax 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 FMC Technologies in Completed Combination with Technip to Form TechnipFMCTen Partners Honored as 2016 MVPsLatham Advises Axoni in $18 million Financing from Leading Financial Institutions and Venture Investors

Thought Leadership

2017 Proxy Season: Key ISS Compensation-Related UpdatesIRS Issues Welcome Guidance on “Continuity Safe Harbor” 2016 Year-End Key Executive Compensation Reminders and Considerations

Webcasts & Podcasts

2016 Proxy Season: What You Should Know as You Draft Your Proxy Statement and Prepare for Your Annual Meeting