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Scott Farmer

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Latin America Team; Tax


Scott Farmer advises clients on all aspects of international tax planning and controversy with the Internal Revenue Service. His clients include US firms engaged in non-US business activities as well as non-US firms operating within the United States. Scott frequently lectures at the World Trade Institute and the Tax Executives Institute. He also writes on international tax topics, including “Partnership Dispositions of Stock in Controlled Foreign Corporations,” 110 Tax Notes 1319 (March 20, 2006). Scott is named one of the country’s leading practitioners in taxation by Chambers USA, one of the world’s leading practitioners in international tax by Chambers Global, and a leader in mergers and acquisitions and cross-border structuring by International Tax Review’s World Tax.


North Carolina State University, BA; University of North Carolina School of Law; George Washington University, Master of Laws

United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

The ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô tax practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP¬†impresses with its ‚Äėvery deep legal knowledge, especially in cross-border transactions‚Äô. Recent examples include Boston-based¬†Dan Nelson¬†working with Australian industrial property group Goodman on its expansion into Brazil and the establishment of a $700m investment platform, the Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership. Washington DC partners Bill McKee, Scott Farmer¬†and John B. Magee¬†handled the tax aspects of a multi-jurisdictional joint venture for a major entertainment industry client. Elsewhere, New York partners Richard Zarin¬†and Mary Hevener¬†acted for Dr Pepper Snapple Group in its merger with Keurig Green Mountain, resulting in the creation of Keurig Dr Pepper. The Chicago office has expanded its capabilities in domestic and international tax planning and SALT matters with the recruitment of Michael Liu, Matthew Mock¬†and Joshua Richardson¬†from Baker McKenzie LLP¬†in February 2018, and corporate tax planning specialist¬†Larry Axelrod¬†in Washington DC from the offices of Ivins, Phillips & Barker. Associate Meghan McCarthy¬†is recommended for federal and state tax law matters. Sarah-Jane Morin¬†in San Francisco and Cosimo Zavaglia¬†in New York made partner in October 2018.

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