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David Raab is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Raab formerly served as global Chair of the Tax Department, global Co-chair of the Transactional Tax Practice and Chair of the New York Tax Department. His practice focuses on corporate and partnership taxation.  Mr. Raab has considerable experience representing leveraged buyout, venture capital and hedge funds, investment banking companies, real estate investment trusts and other public and privately owned corporations. He also represents partnerships and limited liability companies with respect to tax matters pertaining to mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, divestitures, public financings, and administrative and judicial tax controversies.

Position

Tax Partner

Career

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

The tax practice at Latham & Watkins LLP has developed a reputation for its expertise in private equity deals, and is often involved in large M&A and capital markets transactions. Of late, Jiyeon Lee-Lim and Matthew Dewitz acted for Spotify in relation to the cross-border tax analysis leading up to its IPO and listing on the NYSE valued at $26.5bn. ‘Highly regarded expert‘ David Raab is acting for The Carlyle Group in relation to its €10.1bn acquisition of AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business. In Chicago, chair of transactional tax Joseph M. Kronsnoble handled a number of significant acquisitions on behalf of Leonard Green & Partners, such as the purchase of majority stake in MDVIP, CPA Global and Troon Golf. Looking west, San-Francisco-based Kirt Switzer structured the merger between client IXYS Corporation and Littelfuse as a tax-free reorganisation, and ‘outstanding specialistsSamuel Weiner and Pardis Zamorodi are contacts in the Los Angeles office. Other key figures include Chicago-based Diana S. Doyle, and Washington DC-based Andrea A. Ramezan-Jackson and counsel Kimberly Eney, the latter of whom joined from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. All named individuals are based in New York unless specified.