NEW YORK (September 30, 2013) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP received top honors at International Tax Review’s Americas Tax Awards 2013 during a ceremony held on September 26 in New York. The Americas Tax Awards recognizes the most outstanding provision of tax services in North and South America, in particular the transactions, cases and planning work which break new legal ground and set market precedents.
In addition to North American Tax Firm of the Year, McDermott received two other prestigious awards: Chicago Tax Firm of the Year and Consumer Products Tax Deal of the Year. Additionally, the team was honored in a category for its involvement in the disposition of Stanley Black & Decker's global Hardware & Home Improvement Group to Spectrum Brands Holdings.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized so highly at this year’s Americas Awards,” said McDermott co-chair Jeffrey E. Stone. “McDermott was founded some 80 years ago as a Chicago tax law firm, and although we have grown in every way since then, tax is ingrained in our culture. It touches us deeply to have our tax attorneys honored in this way for their excellence and unceasing dedication to their clients.”
"On behalf of the Firm, we congratulate our tax team on this richly-deserved recognition,” said McDermott co-chair Peter J. Sacripanti. “Such honors confirm our depth of knowledge, expertise and sophisticated resources that enable us to serve every tax need of our clients.”
Attending the ceremony and accepting awards on behalf of the Firm were U.S. & International Tax partners Elizabeth Erickson, Thomas Giegerich, Kristen Hazel, Jean Pawlow and Stephen Wells, and State & Local Tax Partners Jane May and Arthur Rosen.
Overall, McDermott was nominated in 16 categories and was distinguished as one of the firms with the highest number of nominations, with listings in nearly all categories for which the Firm was eligible.
Research for the Americas Awards is based on peer review and client research conducted for the 2014 editions of World Tax and World Transfer Pricing, as well as from supplementary questionnaires submitted during Spring 2013.
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.