On an annual basis, Chambers Global conducts extensive research and thorough data analysis in compiling their objective list of legal talent available at the highest level of international legal practice. Their research methodology has been independently audited and confirmed to be thorough, robust and complete.
In Chambers’ 2006 review of international legal talent in the area of “Tax,” our Firm is listed among the best in the world.
Kirkland partner Jeffrey Sheffield was selected as a leading individual in this area.
The Firm: Clients agree that "the pace and caliber of the work sees Kirkland & Ellis attract the best talent." Renowned for its dexterity in the private equity and venture capital arena, and "one of the market leaders" for complex litigation, the firm attracts a broad spread of work for the tax group to flex its muscle. Transactional involvement includes tax-planning activity relating to domestic and international M&A, buyouts, restructurings and REIT. Team members acted for Bain Capital in its buyout of chemical distribution company Brenntag and steel trader Interfer from Deutsche Bahn. The team achieved a successful closing agreement with the IRS for Conseco, regarding the tax treatment of the loss on its investment in Conseco Finance. This is indeed "a high-energy and extremely motivated place, where people give 110%."
The Lawyers: Jeffrey Sheffield is "without question a leading light," in the eyes of market experts, who view him as a "tremendous" tax attorney with a "first-rate" practice.
Clients/Work Highlights: Madison Dearborn Partners; GTCR; Bain Capital; GM; United Airlines: JMB Realty Corporation; Alcoa; Northwest Airlines; Vestar Capital Partners and Whirlpool.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers & Partners: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2006 - www.chambersandpartners.com.