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The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings (First Edition)

Author(s): Louis S. Freeman
Practice Area: Corporate law, Corporate tax, International law, Mergers and acquisitions, Tax
Published: Oct 2010
Supplement Date: Feb 2019 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402415104
PLI Item #: 27151

New edition coming in 2020!

With contributions from more than 435 of the world’s leading tax practitioners, including former Internal Revenue Service and Department of Treasury officials, the 31-volume The Corporate Tax Practice Series is the definitive resource on corporate tax. The treatise begins with a “General Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers,” written by Series Editor Louis S. Freeman, and continues with in-depth coverage of cutting-edge corporate tax strategies and issues, from Section 355 divisive strategies to the exposures created by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Important historical perspectives on tax legislation, rules, regulations and case law are discussed to provide context for the topics.

Major topics include:

  • Drafting and negotiating acquisition agreements
  • Contingent liabilities in taxable acquisitions
  • The use of partnerships and LLCs in M&As
  • Workouts, debt exchanges and other restructuring issues
  • Special issues presented by S Corporations
  • Transferring intellectual property
  • International tax issues, including CFCs, PFICs, FIRPTA, FATCA, foreign tax credits, tax treaties and transfer pricing
  • Taxation of financial products
  • Tax shelters, the economic substance and business purpose doctrines, anti-abuse rules and tax penalties
  • The consolidated return regulations
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Lou Freeman, an attorney and CPA, is a retired partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and was a member of the Tax Department in the Chicago office.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and has an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.

Lou has served on the Board of Advisors of Corporate Taxation magazine.  He has served as Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Federal Taxation Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section and as Chair of the Corporate Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section.  He previously served as a member of the Tax Advisory Group of the American Law Institute Subchapter C Project, a Fellow and Regent of the American College of Tax Counsel, a member of the Advisory Board of New York University Institute on Federal Taxation, and a member of the Planning Committee for the University of Chicago Federal Tax Conference.

Lou has written and lectured extensively on tax subjects and served as Chairman for twenty-eight years of the Practising Law Institute seminar on “Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations, and Restructurings.”  He also served as Co-Chairman for nineteen years for the Practising Law Institute seminar on “Domestic and Foreign Partnerships, LLC’s, Joint Ventures, and Other Strategic Alliances.”

Lou has been listed in Who’s Who in the World 25th Anniversary Edition, Who’s Who Legal:  Illinois, Who’s Who in America, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Who’s Who in American Law, International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal:  USA – Corporate Tax, Chambers Global:  The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in America, Global Counsel’s Tax Law Handbook, PLC Which Lawyer?, PLC Cross-border Tax on Corporate Transactions Handbook, Tax Directors Handbook, Legal 500, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Lawyers, Euromoney’s Best of the Best USA, and TDH Top 250 Individual Tax Advisers in the World.