Timothy S. Shuman - McDermott Will & Emery


Timothy (Tim) S. Shuman is the Global Head of Tax 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 Chevron Corporation as special tax counsel in its announced acquisition of Noble Energy
  • Representing Coty in its announced disposition of a 60% stake in its professional beauty business to KKR
  • Representing Coty in its announced acquisition of a 20% stake in Kim Kardashian West’s beauty business

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  • International Tax Review, World Tax, 2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Recommended, 2016 – 2023
  • Chambers USA, Tax, 2020 – 2023
  • Turnaround & Workouts, Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation’s Major Law Firms, 2022 to 2023
  • International Tax Review, “Tax Impact Deal of the Year”, 2021
  • The American Lawyer, “Dealmaker of the Week”
  • Law360 Rising Star


  • 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