Transactional Tax

Transactional tax lawyers at Latham work as an integral part of our deal and client teams.

Why Latham

We leverage our experience structuring and negotiating a vast volume of transactions to meet clients’ business objectives in a tax-efficient manner. And because our team understands the nuances of how tax issues impact every facet of a deal, we can provide creative, workable, commercial-oriented solutions. 

We advise clients on the tax aspects of a full range of matters, including:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions (taxable and tax-free)
  • Cross-border transactions and international tax planning
  • Private equity transactions
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency workouts and other capital restructurings
  • Strategic restructurings
  • Capital markets transactions
  • Investment fund formation and structuring
  • Renewable energy tax credits
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Up-Cs
  • SPACs, IPOs, and de-SPAC transactions
  • Securitizations and financial products
  • Financings
  • Tax-free spinoffs, split-offs, and split-ups
  • Master limited partnerships (MLPs)

Our Experience

Recent representations include:

  • Abengoa, S.A. in its US$650 million Rule 144A offering of 8.875% senior notes due 2017
  • AMD in its US$334 million acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of SeaMicro, Inc., a computer server manufacturer
  • Apollo Global Management in its €1.1 billion acquisition of Taminco Group Holdings, an independent global producer of alkylamines and their derivatives, from CVC Capital Partners
  • Avery Dennison Corporation in its US$550 million sale of its office and consumer products business to 3M Company
  • AXA Private Equity and Permira in the acquisition of Opodo Limited, a UK-based company providing online travel services
  • The Carlyle Group in its US$4.3 billion acquisition with Hellman & Friedman LLC of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., a contract research organization providing drug discovery, development and life-cycle management services
  • Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., in its US$9.2 billion acquisition of Southern Union Company, a diversified natural gas company
  • European Clean Tech I in its €115 million initial public offering of 15 million units listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. This is the second SPAC listed on the exchange.
  • GTCR, LLC in its US$275 million acquisition of Global Traffic Network, Inc., a provider of custom traffic and news reports to radio and television stations
  • Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. in its US$2.8 billion acquisition of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., a wholesale retail club
  • Mattel in its US$680 million acquisition of HIT Entertainment, Limited, a UK-based children's entertainment producer and rights-owner
  • Imerys in Micral’s US$340 million acquisition of Luzenac Group's talc assets, a talc mining and processing company operating under Rio Tinto's Industrial Mineral segment
  • Nestle Waters North America, Inc. in its acquisition of the remaining 65 percent stake in Sweet Leaf Tea Company, a US-based manufacturer of ready-to-drink iced teas
  • Oracle Corporation in its US$1.5 billion acquisition of RightNow Technologies, Inc.
  • Recruit Co., Ltd. in its acquisitions of Staffmark Holdings, Inc., a staffing company, from Compass Diversified Holdings LLC, and of Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. and Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V.
  • Repsol YPF S.A. in its acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of SeaEnergy Renewables Limited, an offshore marine renewables development company
  • Spirit Airlines in its US$187 million initial public offering of 15,600,000 shares of common stock listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market    
  • VAC Luxembourg S.a.r.l., a portfolio company of One Equity Partners LLC that produces magnetic materials and related products, in its US$1 billion sale to OM Group, Inc.
  • The Yucaipa Companies, LLC, in its acquisition of Soho House Limited, the UK-based private members club for those in the film, media and creative industries
  • Zipcar, Inc. in its US$174 million initial public offering of 9,684,109 shares of common stock listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market

Awards & Rankings

  • Three New York Partners Named Notable Women in Law by Crain’s - January 02, 2022
  • Latham Wins Several 2021 New York Legal Awards - September 19, 2021
  • Nine Latham Partners Receive 2021 MVP Recognitions - August 30, 2021
  • Six Washington, D.C. Partners Recognized as Top Lawyers - December 15, 2020
  • Eight Partners Named Among Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation’s Major Law Firms - June 30, 2020

Sources describe the firm as “go-to advisers on the tax front,” with “technical expertise [that] makes it stand out” and lawyers who are “very sophisticated, intelligent and educated in the field.”

Chambers USA 2020


2021 Pickering Energy TE&MFest

Media Coverage

Three New York Partners Named Notable Women in Law2021 Dealmakers of the YearBenefits MVP: Jay Metz


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Thought Leadership

Non-Plain Vanilla Questions About Taxation of Plain Vanilla Convertible DebtThe Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – SpainThe Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – United Kingdom

Webcasts & Podcasts

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