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Tax

With an international geographic reach, Winston & Strawn’s integrated tax practice addresses virtually all areas of tax law. Our group of 40 tax attorneys is well-versed in representing some of the largest public and privately-held corporations, exempt organizations, and large estates.

Our tax controversy attorneys represent clients in administrative and judicial proceedings at all levels. We regularly present, negotiate, and resolve cases with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) appeals offices around the country, and have covered virtually every taxpayer-contested issue. We also represent clients at all stages of the audit process, including appeals proceedings before the IRS.

Our tax attorneys regularly partner with regional and international Winston practice areas to offer clients legal counsel in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, investments, and restructurings. Our financial tax attorneys represent major banks in connection with their operations in the United States, as well as significant domestic participants in the financial services industry, including hedge funds and private equity firms.

We have long distinguished ourselves in the tax advantaged financing area and assist developers as well as lenders. Our tax lawyers have extensive experience helping clients with alternative energy and other Congressionally authorized tax incentive programs.

We also possess significant practices in federal tax planning, state and local tax (SALT), and tax transactions. Our SALT attorneys  serve our clients with planning, audit defense, and when necessary, litigation.

Working closely with our tax attorneys, Winston’s trusts and estates attorneys provide counseling to individuals and corporate fiduciaries regarding estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, and litigation. We also offer extensive experience in structuring and counseling charitable foundations on tax and corporate issues.

We have successfully assisted clients such as Cisco, Fage, Lear Corporation, Nuveen Investments, Renaissance Technologies, Republic Services, Waste Management, and Yum! Brands. Within the energy industry, we represent E.On Climate & Renewables, EDF Renewable Energy, and Invenergy LLC. We also represent various financial service companies, such as JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo, and our representation of private equity and hedge funds includes The Jordan Company, Water Street Capital Partners, and Monitor-Clipper Partners.

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