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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10173-1922
United States
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Work Department

Tax/Derivatives and structured products


Partner John T. Lutz advises clients on the tax aspects of investment funds, structured finance, derivatives and structured products. He also counsels clients on matters related to insurance products, investment tax credits, conventional US and cross-border securities offerings, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. John represents a number of tax-exempt organizations in connection with their investment activities and incentive compensation arrangements.

John handles all aspects of tax-advantaged financings and investments for financial institutions, investment fund managers, high net worth individuals and investors.

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American College of Tax Counsel, fellow
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
New York State Bar Association, Tax Section, Executive Committee (2000 to 2004, 2008 to 2019)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

Collectively led by David Taub and John Lutz,  the team at McDermott Will & Emery LLP is well-versed in exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives, with demonstrable experience advising on the derivatives aspects of municipal insolvencies, as well as weather derivatives. The practice is also well-placed to leverage its regulatory and tax expertise to advise on matters concerning tax hedging, trading policies and risk management procedures. Taub acts for financial institutions and other market participants on a range of derivatives transactions, including repos, swaps and forward delivery agreements, while Lutz and Kramer advise on the tax aspects of derivatives and structured products. Both Taub and Lutz operate from the firm’s office in New York, while Kramer is based in Chicago.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Praised for its broad capabilities across transactional and advisory mandates, McDermott Will & Emery LLP solidifies its reputation with a steady stream of big-ticket instructions for Fortune 100 companies, as well as various public and private corporations. Washington DC-based co-head Tim Shuman focuses on cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings and liquidations, handling a significant number of internal spin-offs and tax-free reorganizations. Fellow co-head Jane Wells May anchors the firm’s state and local tax offering. Also in DC, Caroline Ngo‘s expertise further spans foreign tax credit planning and bilateral income tax treaties – an area in which David Noren excels. Lowell Yoder and Damon Lyon are noted for their cross-border M&A and global tax planning acumen, while the New York-based John Lutz specializes in structured finance, derivatives, and hedge funds. Other recommended individuals include the tech-focused Dominika Korytek in San Francisco, and international tax expert Jeffrey Maydew. All named lawyers are based in Chicago unless noted otherwise.