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Latham & Watkins LLP
505 MONTGOMERY STREET
SUITE 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111-6538
United States
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Position

Kirt Switzer is the Office Managing Partner of Latham’s San Francisco office and the Local Department Chair for the firm’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley tax practices.  

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/kirt-switzer

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

(Leading lawyers)

Kirt SwitzerLatham & Watkins LLP

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.