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Winston & Strawn LLP

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Winston & Strawn LLP

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United States: Tax

US taxes: contentious

Within: US taxes: contentious

Winston & Strawn LLP is noted for its ability to resolve IRS appeals nationwide. It successfully represented a financial institution in a $1bn IRS examination of a case challenging the deductibility of settlement payments in a number of civil cases; Lawrence Hill and Richard Nessler worked on the matter. Hill is also representing an energy corporation in a case before the US Tax Court, which is the first-ever case involving the formation of a partnership regarding certain refined coal production tax credits. Edmund Cohen and Deborah Goldstein are other names to note. Charles Moll departed to McDermott Will & Emery LLP's San Francisco office in August 2018.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

The team at¬†Winston & Strawn LLP¬†has ‚Äėdetailed technical knowledge of its practice area and is able to explain difficult, technical issues in an easy-to-understand way‚Äô. The practice group is experienced in M&A transactions, financings and joint venture arrangements involving both foreign and domestic entities, and also handles tax planning and SALT matters. Edmund Cohen,¬†Deborah Goldstein¬†and¬†Rachel Ingwer¬†‚Äėgo way beyond advising on the law - they think creatively to find appropriate solutions for complex issues‚Äô; the team advised the Medallion Fund and other investment funds managed by client Renaissance Technologies on corporate tax matters. Clients also praise the¬†‚Äėstrong‚Äôexecutive compensation team, which has been ‚Äėextremely helpful with the adaptation to recent legislative changes‚Äô.¬†Other highlights for the office include tax structuring on behalf of the Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Trust in relation to the establishment of the Berggruen Institute, and also acting for Federal Mogul, a subsidiary of Icon enterprise, in its cash-and-stock sale to Tenneco for approximately $5.4bn. Chicago lawyers Dennis Kelly¬†and Louis Weber¬†are ‚Äėvery solutions-oriented and will always analyse matters from all angles to find the right solution‚Äô. The practice group further bolstered its expertise in private equity and fund formation with the hires of Chicago-based¬†Olga Loy¬†from Jenner & Block LLP, and Los Angeles-based federal tax lawyer Jennifer Morgan¬†from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

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