According to sources:

“He goes above and beyond when it comes to client service.”

“He has a highly reputable background.”

“He is always practical and technically savvy.”

Chambers USA 2021

Laurence J. Stein


Larry Stein retired from the partnership on December 31, 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




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