Overview

Top quality, from top to bottom. - Chambers USA, 2019
Kirkland’s tax practice has a first-class international reputation for sophisticated tax counseling on multinational tax issues and transactions, and successfully representing its clients in tax disputes worldwide.

Described as “excellent” and “extremely knowledgeable in tax structuring” (The Legal 500), Kirkland’s tax practice provides its clients with cutting-edge tax advice in domestic and cross-border transactions. Ranging from the largest public company to the full spectrum of private equity and sponsor-initiated transactions, Kirkland’s tax attorneys are involved in the broadest scope of transactional matters in the marketplace. In all matters, the goal is to achieve our client’s business objectives in the most efficient way possible.

Kirkland’s reputation is unequaled worldwide in both restructuring and private equity. Kirkland’s tax attorneys have unmatched experience in representing both debtors and creditors in restructuring situations, working closely with our market-leading restructuring practice. Our private equity tax attorneys have more experience in representing private equity funds and investment funds than virtually any other group of attorneys in the world, whether it be setting up investment vehicles or completing investments, acquisitions, and dispositions.

Kirkland’s tax team also effectively represents clients in tax disputes and provides skilled and experienced advocacy on behalf of clients at every stage of the tax controversy process, from pre-audit planning, to audit through administrative appeals and post-appeals mediation, in competent authority matters, and in tax litigation in Federal and state courts. Kirkland’s tax attorneys bring a wealth of experience in dealing with the IRS and other taxing authorities in order to resolve disputes effectively and efficiently.

Tier 1 for Transactional Tax in Illinois, New York and Texas

International Tax Review's World Tax, 2020

Tier 1 U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious and International Tax Firm

The Legal 500 U.S., 2019

“Impact Deal of the Year”

International Tax Review’s 2019 Americas Tax Awards for work on Danaher’s acquisition of the BioPharma division of GE Life Sciences