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Our Clients

Katten's Tax Planning group, with lawyers located in the United States and London, provides advice on a wide range of corporate and partnership transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, investments, debt and equity raises, fund formation, real estate development and joint venture transactions, and financings. Our team coordinates tax, corporate and legal planning for companies, banks, investment funds, private equity firms and families in the United States, Europe and throughout the world.

Our Services

Our attorneys take into account business needs, reporting required for generally accepted accounting principles, corporate and securities law issues, and regulatory matters. We become involved in private equity and venture capital transactions at an early stage to evaluate the tax and other legal implications of such transactions. We assess both the intended and unexpected potential tax consequences and risks of new financial products to structure transactions for companies and individuals. We efficiently address the tax consequences for mergers and acquisitions, and represent both founders and investors in structuring domestic and multinational start-up businesses and venture capital investments to take advantage of the many benefits offered by tax laws. Our team develops creative solutions for the tax issues associated with capital market or financial endeavors to ensure that the structures work for our clients. We structure real estate investment trusts (REITs), umbrella partnership real estate investment trusts (UPREITs), real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs) and real estate workout transactions to maximize the after-tax results of an investment.

Our Tax Controversy and Litigation attorneys work to save clients from large proposed tax liabilities by winning tax issues at trial, and even prevent charges from being filed against our clients in civil or criminal accusations or tax fraud indictments. If necessary, we litigate issues in the US Tax Court, the US District Court or the Federal Court of Claims.

From capital markets to real estate, Katten's Tax Planning group offers buyers, sellers and investors proficient, creative tax advice and planning consistent with their business plans and fiscal goals.

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February 2–3, 2017
January 23, 2017
Hedge Fund Tax 101 | New York, New York
September 13, 2016
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February 4–5, 2016
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February 26, 2008
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January 22–24, 2007
2007 Tax Institute | Los Angeles, California
November 9, 2006
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Tax Law (National), 2011–2017
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US Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2015–2016
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Tax – Domestic Tax, 2015
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Tax Law (National), 2011–2017
Tax Law (Chicago), 2011–2017
Tax – Domestic Tax: Central, 2013–2014
US Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2015–2016
Tax (Illinois), 2006–2016
Tax Law (New York), 2013–2017
Tax – Domestic Tax, 2015


"The attorneys that we have worked with at Katten are among the best, if not the best, we have worked with in the area of tax law. They are extremely helpful in handling complex tax issues and do so in a cost-efficient manner."

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2015 (Tax Law)

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