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Shearman & Sterling LLP

401 9TH STREET, NW, SUITE 800, WASHINGTON, DC 20004-2128, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 508 8000
Fax:
Fax +1 202 508 8100
Web:
www.shearman.com

Thomas Johnston

Tel:
Work +1 202 508 8022
Email:
Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Partner

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www.shearman.com/tjohnston/


United States: Tax

US taxes: contentious

Within: US taxes: contentious

Tax controversy matters handled by Shearman & Sterling LLP include tax treatment of financial products, international corporate reorganizations and cross-border financings, tax accounting methods, transfer pricings and interest computations. Kristen Garry, Robert Rudnick and Nathan Tasso, who was made partner in January 2018, successfully acted for the estate of Monster.com’s founder Andrew McKelvey in a case before the Tax Court involving the extension of two variable prepaid forward contracts, which was followed by an IRS deficiency determination. The team has also been assisting an affiliate of Susquehanna International at the Tax Court, which has potential tax liabilities of nearly $300m. Thomas Johnston is also recommended. Lawrence Hill and of counsel Richard Nessler moved to Winston & Strawn LLP in February 2017.

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