Timothy (Tim) S. Shuman is the head of McDermott’s US & International Tax Practice and is based in the Washington, DC office. He focuses his practice on corporate and international tax matters for US and non-US multinationals, with particular emphasis on domestic and cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings and liquidations. He has been involved in more than a dozen spin-offs by publicly traded companies, plus several involving privately held companies. He has served as lead tax counsel in some of the most significant public M&A transactions over the past several years. He advises clients on internal spin-offs and tax-free reorganizations and regularly represents clients in obtaining private letter rulings and other guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He also advises on tax issues involving private equity funds and regulated investment companies.

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  • Representing Keurig Green Mountain in its announced combination with Dr Pepper Snapple Group
  • Represented JAB Holding Company in a number of transactions, including its acquisitions of Panera Bread Company, Keurig Green Mountain, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and Einstein Noah Restaurant Group

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  • The American Lawyer, “Dealmaker of the Week”
  • The Legal 500 USA, 2017
  • The Legal 500 USA 2016, Recommended Lawyer, Tax: Domestic Tax and International Tax


  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • DC Bar, Tax Section, Corporate Tax Committee


Yale University – Yale Law School, JD, 2006
Vanderbilt University, BA, summa cum laude, with honors, and Phi Beta Kappa, 2003

District of Columbia