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Winston & Strawn LLP

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Edmund Cohen

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Winston & Strawn

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United States: Tax

US taxes: contentious

Within: US taxes: contentious

The ‘great value’ team at Winston & Strawn LLP is headed by Lawrence Hill, who joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP in February 2017 together with of counsel Richard Nessler. The two lawyers have been acting for HSBC witnesses in relation to three criminal trials involving unreported bank accounts, unreported income and/or failure to file foreign bank account reports (FBARs), and have assisted an international conglomerate with an IRS examination and IRS appeal of a so-called ‘inversion case’ involving an almost full IRS concession of a multibillion-dollar adjustment. The client base also includes Quest Diagnostics, Deutsche Bank and Elan Pharmaceuticals. San Francisco-based head of state and local tax Charles Moll, Edmund Cohen and Deborah Goldstein are other names to note. Attorneys mentioned are based in New York unless otherwise specified.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Winston & Strawn LLP’s ‘excellent’ tax team is ‘very good at finding solutions in complex matters’, particularly in relation to private equity, M&A transactions, financings, SALT and other tax planning issues. ‘Innovative thinkerEdmund Cohen, Deborah Goldstein and ‘rising star’ Rachel Ingwer in New York advised Renaissance Technologies on tax planning regarding several of their managed funds, including the Medallion Fund. Cohen also assisted the Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Trust with the foundation of the Berggruen Institute. Robert Heller’s highlights included the all-cash acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life by client CF Corporation for $1.8bn. Chicago-based team lead Louis Weber, who represents JZ Capital Partners in tax planning and cross-border structuring matters, is recommended for his ‘business approach to tax issues’.

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