Cooley's Tax practice has a market reputation for innovative, tax-efficient structuring of business transactions and effective resolution of significant tax controversies.

Our Tax practice encompasses all facets of US federal, state, local and international tax law. Our transactional work reflects Cooley's many practices. We are called upon to advise on thousands of transactions annually, and we provide tax advice to clients in a variety of sectors, including technology, life sciences, energy, telecommunications and real estate, from small deals involving start-ups to multibillion dollar mergers and acquisitions. We have also long been recognized as one of the premier firms in the country for handling administrative tax controversies and tax litigation, including numerous landmark tax cases. In every matter, we proceed collaboratively with clients and other Cooley lawyers from the earliest stages of a transaction or dispute—always with the same goal of delivering sophisticated, creative and practical tax solutions that work.

Our group consists of experienced counselors and litigators who are leaders in Tax law, nationally recognized for their expertise and adept at working with clients of all sizes, ranging from start-up companies to the largest corporations in the world as well as some of the world's wealthiest individuals. A sampling of the clients for whom we have handled tax matters includes Adobe Systems, American Express Company, Coltec Industries, ConocoPhillips, Dover Corporation, eBay, Entergy Corporation, Gilead Sciences, Goodrich Corporation, HSBC Bank, The Hartford Group, ITT Industries, MetLife, Shell Oil Company, Starwood Hotels, Walter Energy, Inc. and Verizon Communications.

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