Damon M. Lyon focuses his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, global planning and international controversies for multinational companies. He advises clients on a broad range of tax issues, including tax-efficient structuring of acquisitions, dispositions, financings, internal reorganizations and joint ventures. Damon also provides advice concerning multi-jurisdictional business structures, such as intangible holding companies and finance company structures.


  • Representing multinational companies before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in connection with hundreds of millions of dollars in proposed tax adjustments relating to cross-border transfer pricing, foreign tax credit and Subpart F issues
  • Advising clients on structuring the global ownership and exploitation of intangibles
  • Advising numerous Fortune 50 clients on tax-efficient transactions/structures for accessing and managing excess cash of their foreign subsidiaries

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  • Legal 500 US 2016-2021
  • Chambers USA, 2021, US Taxes: Non-Contentious


University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude, 2000
Michigan State University, BA, with highest honors, 1997


Damon M. Lyon

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Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / November 14, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / September 5, 2018

Houston, Texas / McDermott Event / November 2, 2017

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / September 11, 2017