December 22, 2014 — McDermott Will & Emery has been named one of the “Tax Practice Groups of the Year,” a prestigious honor awarded by leading legal news outlet, Law360.
As in past years, Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year profile those practice groups that achieved the biggest wins in the most important cases or worked on the biggest deals over the past year (between November 1, 2013 and November 1, 2014). Firms were selected based on the significance of the litigation wins or deals worked on; the size and complexity of the litigation wins or the deals worked on; and, the number of significant, large or complex deals the group worked on.
Law360 received a record 683 submissions for the series and selected 158 winners across 26 practice areas for honors. McDermott was among a select number of law firms that received two or more Practice Groups of the Year awards this year (the Firm’s Health practice group was also selected for this honor this year).
“This is a terrific validation of the outstanding tax capabilities McDermott is uniquely able to field for our clients in the U.S. and around the world,” said Lowell D. Yoder, partner and head of the Firm’s US & International Tax Practice Group, which includes nearly 100 lawyers located across the United States, Europe and Asia (through a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai). “Our tax lawyers provide counsel in all areas of taxation to a wide range of public and private multinational companies with operations in more than 60 countries. They assist with mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international tax planning, internal restructurings, transfer pricing, controversies, joint ventures, legislative matters and compliance.”
“The Firm’s State and Local Tax (SALT) team is once again proud to be chosen among the very best tax law groups in the country,” adds Jane Wells May, partner and head of McDermott’s State and Local Tax Practice Group. “We are focused on delivering the best possible service to our clients in this constantly changing area of the law, and we’re very pleased to be recognized by Law360 with this great honor.”
McDermott Will & Emery was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Tax Law in the 2013 ”Best Law Firms” rankings published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. Additionally, some 20 lawyers from McDermott’s U.S. & International Tax Practice Group and three lawyers in the Firm’s State & Local Tax Practice Group were named as leaders in the category.
McDermott Will & Emery has one of the largest and most diversified state and local tax (SALT) practices in the United States. The Firm’s lawyers possess an in-depth knowledge of the constantly changing law, as well as the experience and judgment necessary to provide advice and advocacy of the highest caliber to our clients. The members of the group are nationally recognized authorities and, as such, are regularly sought as speakers at seminars and conferences conducted by numerous tax and business organizations throughout the country.
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 into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.