Tax

The tax practice at Steptoe brings clients decades of consulting, transactional, and advocacy experience in all substantive areas of federal and state taxation.  Clients rely on us for practical and creative solutions to issues that span the "cradle-to-grave" spectrum of tax law.

Our team consists of an extraordinary group of professionals, including former senior government officials from Congressional offices, the IRS, Treasury, and Justice Department, who have vast experience in sophisticated tax planning, audit, and controversy work. Our clients include some of the world’s largest corporations and tax-exempt organizations, as well as ultra high-net-worth individuals, and we advise them with respect to their most important tax matters.

We are forceful and effective advocates for our clients before the IRS, the Treasury Department, the courts, and in Congress, as well as before foreign tax authorities, for example through competent authority proceedings.  We advise clients on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, and investment arrangements and draw on our deep understanding of corporate, partnership, and international tax, among others, as well as our extensive experience in evolving judicial practice and procedures, strategy, and tactics.

Widely respected in the field of tax law, our attorneys contribute to its development.  In addition, we regularly speak on important tax subjects, teach in educational institutions and institutes, author respected texts and articles on tax subjects, and participate in leadership roles in leading tax professional organizations.

Noteworthy

  • Ranked, Chambers Global 2014, Tax: Corporate & Finance: USA
  • Ranked, Chambers USA 2013, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: Nationwide, DC
  • Ranked, Chambers USA 2013, Tax: Corporate & Finance: Nationwide
  • Ranked, Chambers USA 2013, Tax: Controversy: Nationwide
  • Ranked, Chambers USA 2013, Tax: DC
  • Named, "Best Law Firms," US News and Best Lawyers 2013, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law: Nationwide, DC
  • Named, "Best Law Firms," US News and Best Lawyers 2013, Litigation-Tax: Nationwide, DC, Phoenix
  • Named, "Best Law Firms," US News and Best Lawyers 2013, Tax Law: Nationwide, DC, Phoenix
  • Recommended, Legal 500 US 2013, Finance: Not-for-Profit
  • Recommended, Legal 500 US 2013, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Recommended, Legal 500 US 2013, Tax: Controversy
  • Recommended, Legal 500 US 2012, Tax: Corporate & Finance
  • Recommended, Legal 500 US 2013, Tax: Domestic Tax: East Coast, West Coast
  • Recommended, Legal 500 US 2013, Tax: International
  • Recognized, Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers 2012
  • Recognized, Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers 2011
  • Recommended, Practical Law Company 2011, Tax: DC

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