CHICAGO - The international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Michael Fayhee will assume the role of Chair of the Firm's Tax Department. Mr. Fayhee succeeds Alan J. Olson who has served as Chair of the Firm's Tax Department for the past 10 years. Mr. Olson will now be able to focus his time and energy on his roles as Firm Vice Chairman and Partner-In-Charge of the Firm's Chicago office.
"Mike has played a significant role in the Tax Department's planning and development for many years," said Larry Gerber, Firm chairman. "I am confident that the department, under Mike's direction, will continue its tradition of excellence and leadership in the profession."
McDermott Will & Emery was founded as a tax firm in 1934. Its tax practice is one of the largest law firm tax practices in the world, advising on all tax-related areas, including corporate, employee benefits, estate and gift tax and international matters. The Tax Department, which has lawyers in the firms U.S. and U.K. offices, is comprised of several practice groups including: tax appeals and controversies, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, financial products, structured finance, partnerships, limited liability companies and S corporations and legislative and regulatory practices.