Weiner, Samuel R.

Samuel R. Weiner

Retired Partner

Sam Weiner retired from the partnership in December 2023. Mr. Weiner advised companies, investors, and financial institutions on complex transactional tax matters related to strategic corporate transactions, financings, and restructurings. He previously served as Chair of Latham’s Transactional Tax Practice.

Mr. Weiner helped clients navigate federal tax rules related to corporations and partnerships in a variety of US and international contexts. He regularly advised on the tax aspects of:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Financings
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency restructurings

He helped clients develop tax-efficient corporate structures, drawing on more than 30 years of experience crafting pragmatic solutions. Mr. Weiner developed particular insight into issues of loss preservation and cancellation of debt. He also had significant experience advising Asian clients on investing in US companies and accessing US capital markets.


Clients regularly note Mr. Weiner’s pragmatic approach, deep knowledge, and great client service, as he is consistently ranked in Chambers USA. He was recognized by Turnarounds & Workouts 2021 as one of the most experienced bankruptcy tax partners at major law firms throughout the United States.


  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 1987
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Managing Editor of The Journal of Corporate and Commercial Law
  • AB, Dartmouth College, 1984
    Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude