Kristen E. Hazel - McDermott Will & Emery


Kristen E. Hazel has extensive experience representing clients in US and international aspects of federal tax matters, including international acquisitions and divestitures, international joint ventures, and capital plan design and implementation, including tax planning with respect to intellectual property. Her work includes both inbound and outbound transactions.

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  • Represented a US-based company in connection with a $1.4 billion global acquisition of a consumer products business
  • Represented a non-US-based company in connection with multiple facets of two significant spin-off transactions
  • Represented a closely held, US-based company with respect to its acquisition of a complementary US business line

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, Chicago, 2023 and 2024
  • International Tax ReviewWorld Tax, 2016 to 2023
  • Legal 500 USA, 2017


  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association, past chair of the Federal Tax Committee’s International Tax Subcommittee
  • Founding member of the Firm’s study group for women tax professionals, Tax in the City®


Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, JD, 1988
Wayne State University, BA, 1985