McDermott Named “North American Tax Firm of the Year” at International Tax Review’s Americas Tax Awards 2016


NEW YORK (September 19, 2016) – International Law Firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP was named “North American Tax Firm of the Year” at International Tax Review’s Americas Tax Awards 2016. The awards were presented at a ceremony held on September 15, in New York. The Americas Tax Awards recognize the most outstanding provision of tax services in North and South America, in particular those which break new legal grounds and set market precedents.

Additionally, Jane May, head of McDermott’s State and Local Tax group, was honored as Americas Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year. This honor is awarded to the lawyer who most demonstrates an outstanding record of achievement at leading their team in complex innovative tax work for clients, and developing their firm’s practice in the area of state and local tax.

The Firm also received the honors of four other prestigious awards: Americas Tax Firm of the Year, North America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year, Americas Consumer Products Tax Deal of the Year, and Chicago Tax Firm of the Year.

“We are exceptionally proud to have been recognized with such prestigious honors at this year’s Americas Awards,” said McDermott co-chairs Jeffrey E. Stone and Peter J. Sacripanti. “These honors confirm our commitment to excellence and unceasing dedication to client service.”

Overall, McDermott was nominated in 14 categories, varying across a wide spectrum of tax law across the Americas. Attending the ceremony and accepting these awards on behalf of the firm were partners Jane May, John Lutz and Mike Fayhee.

McDermott Will & Emery’s Tax Practice Group includes more than 250 lawyers practicing in the areas of US and international taxation, estate and gift taxation, state and local taxation, and employee benefits. Among this group of exceptional lawyers is our US & International Tax group, comprised of 100 lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia, who provide counsel in all areas of taxation to a wide range of public and private multinational companies with operations in more than 70 countries. They assist with mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international tax planning, internal restructurings, transfer pricing, controversies, joint ventures, legislative matters and compliance.

McDermott was named “Tax Law Firm of the Year” in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” survey published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. This is the second time in four years that the Firm has received this prestigious recognition. McDermott was also named “Law Firm of the Year in Tax Litigation” in 2014, “Law Firm of the Year in Tax Law” in 2013 and “Law Firm of the Year in Employee Benefits” in 2012, all in the Best Law Firms rankings published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.

About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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