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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0029
United States

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United States > Tax > International tax

(Leading lawyers)

Lowell YoderMcDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP‘s international tax team has been working on major recent deals for household names and is praised for its ‘outstanding technical expertise‘. The ‘responsiveLowell Yoder in Chicago and Tim Shuman in Washington DC advised JAB Holding Company and the subsidiary it majority owns, Keurig Green Mountain, on Keurig Green Mountain’s merger with Dr Pepper Snapple Group, valued at $20bn, and advised JAB on its $7.5bn acquisition of Panera Bread Company. Yoder also worked with Damon Lyon in Chicago, advising long-time client Procter & Gamble on navigating the US tax reform rules from 2017. Caroline Ngo, David Noren and Michael Wilder are doing similar work for Aon in the Washington DC office. In March 2018, the firm welcomed Steven Hadjilogiou and two associates to its Miami office from Baker McKenzie LLP. Departures included Madeline Chiampou to S&P Global as tax counsel in September 2018, and Gale Chan to PwC as a tax manager in August 2018.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

(Hall of Fame)

Lowell YoderMcDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP‘s tax group is ‘extremely effective through its combination of technical knowledge, practical application, and responsiveness’, and ‘consistently delivers the right answers with carefully considered alternative suggestions in reasonable time’. ‘Outstanding’ Lowell Yoder and Washington DC partner Tim Shuman ‘are the first and last tax advisors to call for any complex tax question’; the duo acted for JAB Holdings in the merger of Keurig Green Mountain with Dr Pepper Snapple Group to create Keurig Dr Pepper, and also advised the client on its $7.5bn acquisition of the Panera Bread Company. Further, the team advised CVS Health on the tax aspects of the proposed $69bn cash and stock purchase of insurer Aetna. Other names to note are Damon Lyons, who has expertise in cross-border M&A, and New York-based John Lutz, who specializes in the tax aspects of structured finance, derivatives, structured products and hedge funds. Recent departures include Alexander Lee, who left for Cooley LLP in June 2018, Madeleine Chiampou-Tully, who joined S&P Global, and Gale Chan, who left for PwC in September 2018. Named partners are based in Chicago unless stated otherwise.