McDermott Gathers Business Leaders to Plan for the Future within the New Realities of Tax Reform


McDermott Will & Emery will convene senior tax practitioners at its second annual Tax Symposium on May 8th in the Firm’s Chicago office. The symposium will be an in-depth discussion of the critical business and legal issues involved in optimizing corporate structuring and planning strategies within the post-reform tax landscape.

The practical implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) have had a wide-ranging impact on both US and international companies. With the initial wave of regulatory guidance coming out of the TCJA nearly complete, tax departments are now looking to optimize their corporate structures and solidify their overall tax planning strategy. McDermott’s exclusive, full-day Tax Symposium will address how leaders of these companies can and should plan for future success in the wake of tax reform.

Programming will include panel discussions on these critical issues:

  • Regulatory and Legislative Outlook
  • Subpart F vs. GILTI
  • State Tax After Reform
  • Tax Controversy in the Wake of Tax Reform
  • Planning for M&A and Post-Acquisition Integration

Itai Grinberg, professor and member of the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown Law School, will give the keynote address at the event. Itai is a thought leader in the tax world whose research focuses on international tax policy and fundamental tax reform, as well as the intersection of international tax law, international trade law, international investment law and international financial regulation.

Over a dozen McDermott partners will be featured as part of in-depth discussions of tax reform’s impact on the following areas:

  • Financing Structures – A Global View
    • This session will examine interest expense limitation rules and anti-hybrid rules along with an in-depth discussion about where companies should deploy debt.
  • Inbound, Outbound or Both – IP Planning for FDII, GILTI, Subpart F Income, 367(d) and Cost-Sharing Agreements
    • This panel will consider the costs and benefits of locating IP in and outside the United States for multinational structures.
  • OECD Developments – Policy Note and Transfer Pricing Consultation on the Digitalization of the Economy
    • This panel will provide a deeper dive into key developments in the OECD affecting multinationals.
  • Compensation and Benefits after Tax Reform
    • This panel will explore the post-tax reform planning challenges, new 401(k) designs and loan financed ESPP programs.

Click here to register for the symposium or to schedule a consultation with a McDermott attorney onsite.

For additional information please visit McDermott’s Take on Tax Reform, a resource center that helps leaders navigate the most impactful changes to the tax code in a generation. The site hosts valuable thought leadership from McDermott’s multidisciplinary team of lawyers along with interactive tools and actionable strategies to help prepare clients for important next steps.

McDermott’s Tax Practice is a combination of practitioners, strategists and creative thinkers who offer innovative, and often unexpected, solutions to mitigate risks and drive growth for some of the world’s largest companies. Armed with the required technical prowess, McDermott tax lawyers dig deeper to gain a full understanding of each client’s corporate structure within the competitive landscape. Year after year, Chambers USA, US News-Best Lawyers, International Tax Review and The Legal 500 recognize the firm’s tax practice and individual lawyers as leaders in the industry. Whether planning, conducting diligence, actively negotiating, or tackling regulatory hurdles, McDermott has the insights, skills and resources to handle the most complex tax matters – 365 days a year with a 360-degree view of the evolving tax landscape.

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