Stein, Laurence J.

Laurence J. Stein

Retired Partner

Larry Stein retired from the partnership in December 2021. Former Global Chair of Latham & Watkins' Tax Department from 2000-2011, he advised private equity firms, private and public companies, and financial institutions on transactional tax matters relating to M&A, spin-offs, offerings, and partnerships.

Mr. Stein regularly counseled clients on:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, and tax-free reorganizations
  • Spin-off transactions (including obtaining numerous private letter rulings from the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service)
  • Offerings of debt, equity, and other financial instruments
  • Partnerships


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 1985
    Order of the Coif
  • BA, Harvard University, 1982
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa