Latham tax lawyers create innovative structures and solve complex tax issues for a full spectrum of clients.

Why Latham

Our tax lawyers advise multinational corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds, domestic corporations, joint ventures, emerging companies, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and tax-exempt organizations.

The firm has a long and rich history with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and US Department of the Treasury, dating back to founding partner Dana Latham’s tenure as Commissioner of the IRS under President Eisenhower. Today, more than 100 tax lawyers around the globe collaborate across offices and disciplines to address tax issues that arise in the context of transactions, controversies, and general business operations. While tax questions are often complex, we develop practical, commercial answers for clients across a range of industries.

Our tax lawyers practice in the following areas:


Awards & Rankings

  • Latham & Watkins Named European Finance Team of the Year - December 01, 2021
  • Latham Wins Several 2021 New York Legal Awards - September 19, 2021
  • Nine Latham Partners Receive 2021 MVP Recognitions - August 30, 2021
  • Nine Partners Named Among Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation's Major Law Firms - June 21, 2021
  • Latham Ranked Among Top Lawyers in North America Across Disciplines - March 17, 2021

Latham has an “excellent global footprint” and is “known for its stellar work on both transactional and contentious matters” as well as expertise ranging from “strong capital market capabilities to M&A work and tax litigation.”

Chambers Global 2020


ABA Criminal Tax Fraud/Tax Controversy 2021Webcast – 2020 Proxy Season: Considerations for Your Proxy Statement and Preparing for Your Annual Meeting

Media Coverage

2021 Dealmakers of the YearBenefits MVP: Jay MetzSeizing Opportunities: A Conversation With Latham & Watkins’ Jiyeon Lee-Lim


Latham & Watkins Advises Endeavor in Creation of Diamond Baseball Holdings and Agreements to Acquire Multiple MLB Professional Development League Clubs Latham & Watkins Advises IMG in Acquisition of Mutua Madrid OpenLatham & Watkins Advises GCP Applied Technologies in US$2.3 Billion Cross-Border Acquisition by Saint-Gobain

Thought Leadership

Passive Foreign Investment Companies: Reinterpreting the Active Banking Exception for the Modern Banking IndustryIRS Clears the Way for Retrofitted Carbon Capture ProjectsIRS Extends Renewables Continuity Safe Harbor

Webcasts & Podcasts

Designing and Administering Executive and Director Compensation in Today's Challenging Environment2022 Proxy Season: Strategically Preparing for the Upcoming SeasonPodcast – PE Views: Has the Pandemic Increased Whistleblowing Risks?