Clients bring their most complex tax challenges to Cravath. The Firm’s Tax Department is closely involved in our clients’ complex U.S. and international transactions, designing tax‑efficient structures for mergers, spin‑offs, joint ventures and intricate private equity acquisitions. Our tax lawyers typically join a deal team at the outset of a transaction, as early direction on tax issues is often critical for success. The 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Cravath’s “preeminent” tax group, which “offers excellent quality of service, is very professional and extremely sophisticated,” in the top tier in both New York and nationwide. In addition, the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 ranked more Cravath tax lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in the International Tax category than any other firm in the nation.