NEW YORK (April 16, 2009) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that the Firm was highly ranked in International Tax Review's World Tax 2009 guide.
McDermott's Chicago tax practice was ranked in the first tier among leading local firms. Tax partner Lowell Yoder's competitors commented that, "He is first rate, I have tremendous respect for him," and that, "he is number one in Chicago." The World Tax 2009 guide also recognized partner Thomas Borders as, "a strong professional in tax controversy."
The Washington, D.C. office also ranked in the top tier among leading D.C. firms, "they have great bench strength and very good people," the guide noted. The guide also recognized Washington, D.C. partners Bob Dilworth, James Riedy and Steven Hannes. "Bob Dilworth is recognised as a leader in capital markets." Another leading adviser commented, "If I had an issue, I would go to him." Mr. Riedy received recognition for his work in cross-border structuring and financial products work and Mr. Hannes was applauded for transfer pricing.
Silicon Valley tax partners Fred Chilton and John Ryan, and tax counselors Roderick Donnelly and James Garahan, were highly recommended by the World Tax 2009 guide. A market observer commented that Mr. Chilton, "is a fantastic adviser, he really stands out."
In McDermott's New York office tax partners Art Rosen and Peter Faber were recommended. Firm partner Kumar Paul was highly regarded by his peers, "he is exceptional, very responsive." Additionally, a tax director commented, "We have worked together across federal and state tax, regulatory, real estate and corporate tax issues. Tom Giegerich is an exceptional tax adviser and was able to provide business guidance as well."
Internationally, McDermott's London, Munich and Rome offices were recognized for their tax capabilities. In Munich, partner Dick Pohl was highly recommended by his peers for "the quality of his work." Several of the Firm's partners based in Rome were also recommended by their peers including, Carlo Paolella, Mario Martinelli and Andrea Tempestini.
The International Tax Review's World Tax 2009 guide is a comprehensive guide to the world's leading tax firms and tax advisers. International Tax Review researchers and journalists interviewed tax directors and advisors to compile the tiers of leading firms and its list of leading individuals. For more information visit: http://www.internationaltaxreview.com.
In 1934, E.H. McDermott opened a law practice that focused exclusively on taxes. Today, McDermott Will & Emery has one of the largest and most comprehensive law firm tax practices in the world, advising our clients on all tax-related areas, including corporate, employee benefits, private clients, state and local taxation, and international matters. Our depth of experience and sophisticated resources enable us to serve every tax need of our clients. We provide our clients with innovative ideas and sound judgement.