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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 > Tax > Financial products

McDermott Will & Emery LLP‘s practice is situated within the firm’s structured finance, derivatives and financial products department, spread across offices in New York and Chicago. The tax group supports the firm’s transactional lawyers, who are heavily involved in the municipal derivatives space, as well as exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives. An area of particular expertise is the tax aspects of municipal insolvencies, where derivatives and structured finance products take center stage. In Chicago, Andrea Kramer leads the financial products, trading and derivatives team, specializing in the taxation, regulation and design of structured transactions. In the New York office, David Taub heads up the financial institutions group and is recommended for municipal derivatives work, while John Lutz focuses on the development of derivative products and new financing structures including those related to cross-border tax-advantaged financings and asset-backed securities.

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

McDermott Will & Emery LLP‘s derivatives and structured finance practice is able to handle the transactional, tax, regulatory and compliance aspects of a variety of structured financial products. The group is best known for municipal derivatives, and has recently been involved in a number of municipal insolvencies. The group also advises sell-side clients on exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives. Heading the team is New York-based municipal derivatives expert David Taub. In Chicago, Andrea Kramer is noted for assisting with the taxation and regulatory aspects of derivatives transactions. New York’s John Lutz is also a specialist in structured finance and derivatives tax for financial institutional clients.