Clients turn to Latham’s tax lawyers to create innovative structures and solve complex tax issues arising from transactions, controversies and general business operations.

Why Latham

Innovative Tax Advice

Latham & Watkins 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 in the US, Europe, and Asia work with tax authorities globally while collaborating across offices and disciplines to ensure consistent results for clients regardless of their location.

An Integrated Practice

The tax team has considerable experience handling matters for a diverse client base, including multinational corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds, Fortune 500 corporations, and emerging companies. Latham’s tax lawyers practice in the following areas:

Awards & Rankings

  • Five Partners Receive 2019 MVP Honors - November 11, 2019
  • New York Partner Recognized for Pro Bono Commitment - November 03, 2019
  • Counsel Kimberly Eney Appointed to Prestigious NYU Law Center Board of Advisors - October 13, 2019
  • Tax Department Chair Honored as Influential Woman in Tax Law - September 10, 2019
  • Latham Wins Equity and Loan Deals of the Year at IFLR Americas Awards 2019 - July 11, 2019

The team is "very professional, very organized and very good at pushing forward large transactions with lots of different pieces. They're practical, very good at not getting bogged down in the technicalities and getting their clients the end result. They're also very collaborative, they work well with others and they're very responsive."

Chambers USA 2018


Webcast – Unraveling Spin-Offs: How to Successfully Execute Complex IPOs with a Sophisticated Tax OverlayDesigning and Administering Executive and Director Compensation in Today's Challenging EnvironmentTax Issues in Commercial and M&A Contracts

Media Coverage

Tax MVP: Lisa G. WattsInfluential Women In Tax: Latham's Jiyeon Lee-LimGlobal 20: Latham & Watkins


Five Partners Receive 2019 MVP Honors from Law360New York Partner Recognized for Pro Bono CommitmentLatham & Watkins Names 33 New Partners, 26 New Counsel

Thought Leadership

US Treasury Alleviates Tax Risk From Interbank Offered Rates Phase-OutNew Tax Guidance Issued for CryptocurrenciesSpin-offs Unraveled: Complex ‘IPOs’ With a Sophisticated Tax Overlay

Webcasts & Podcasts

2019 Proxy Season: Lessons Learned and Coming Attractions2019 Proxy Season: Considerations for Your Proxy Statement and Preparing for Your Annual MeetingUnraveling Spin-Offs: How to Successfully Execute Complex IPOs with a Sophisticated Tax Overlay