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Clients bring their most complex tax challenges to Cravath. The Firm’s “market‑leading and premium‑quality” Tax Department is “one of the best in terms of technical skill, client focus and responsiveness and collaborative approach.” (Chambers USA) Our tax lawyers combine extensive legal knowledge, sound business judgment and the highest ethical standards.

Our Tax Department is composed of an elite team of practitioners known for their expertise in designing tax‑efficient structures for an array of complex U.S. and non‑U.S. transactions, including mergers, spin‑offs, joint ventures and private equity acquisitions. Chambers USA reports the Firm demonstrates “high‑level expertise across an impressive range of transactions,” with “noted strength” in cross-border matters.

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. We pride ourselves on our ability to partner with clients to help them achieve their goals, with advice tailored to each client’s unique commercial and tax objectives. Our lawyers also advise on the tax aspects of all types of capital markets and banking and credit transactions, developing innovative structures in both the U.S. and non‑U.S. markets. We also provide clients with sophisticated tax planning advice and assistance with their tax controversies.

Tax issues can be exceptionally complex and Cravath lawyers are experts in the finer points of tax law. Just as important, we are able to provide practical solutions to technical problems and explain complicated issues in a clear and understandable way.