International Tax

 

Domestic and foreign clients regularly retain Steptoe for tax-efficient structuring of their cross-border transactions and operations, as well as international tax advocacy before Congress, the Treasury Department, the IRS, the courts, as well as foreign tax authorities.  Our successes in these areas are achieved by leading lawyers with decades of practical experience and a strong commitment to solving our clients’ problems with practical judgment, technical skill, professionalism, and integrity.

Steptoe lawyers assist clients in the planning and the implementation of transactions, alert to the possibility that an audit or controversy may ensue.  Our substantial tax litigation experience enables us to anticipate how issues may be presented in the controversies and to plan accordingly.  Decisions made at the pre-controversy stage about substantive strategies, procedural tactics, and privilege questions may have a dramatic impact in later adversary proceedings.

Representative Practice Areas

We have produced superb results in hundreds of matters for our clients in the following practice areas:

  • Audit, Appeals, and Tax Litigation
  • Competent Authority and Other Treaty Matters
  • Compliance and Withholding Tax
  • Criminal Tax
  • Expert Witness Depositions and Testimony
  • Governments and Multilateral Organizations
  • High-Net-Worth Individuals
  • Investment Fund, Private Equity and Joint Ventures
  • Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy
  • Operational Structuring & Restructuring
  • Strategic Transactions
  • Tax Planning and Structuring
  • Transfer Pricing

Noteworthy

  • Ranked, Chambers Global 2014, Tax: Corporate & Finance: USA
  • Ranked, Chambers USA 2013, Tax: Corporate & Finance: Nationwide
  • Ranked, Chambers USA 2013, Tax: Controversy: Nationwide
  • Named, "Best Law Firms," US News and Best Lawyers 2013, Litigation-Tax: Nationwide
  • Named, "Best Law Firms," US News and Best Lawyers 2013, Tax Law: Nationwide
  • Recommended, Legal 500 US 2013, Tax: Controversy
  • Recommended, Legal 500 US 2012, Tax: Corporate & Finance
  • 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, International Tax Review "World Tax 2009,” International Tax
  • Practice chair, Philip R. West served as the US Department of the Treasury’s International Tax Counsel, the highest ranking international tax official in the US government

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