Lowell D. Yoder is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery’s Chicago office and is the global head of the Firm's Tax Practice. He focuses his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, global tax planning and international tax controversies, representing high-tech, pharmaceutical, ecommerce, financial, consumer and industrial companies. He advises on tax efficient structuring of cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, financings, internal reorganizations and joint ventures, as well as tax beneficial planning for intangible holding companies, global supply chains, and multi-jurisdictional services arrangements. Lowell also represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service handling audits and obtaining tax rulings. He works with an extensive network of lawyers worldwide developing tax favorable transactional and operational cross-border structures.
Lowell has spoken on a variety of international topics before numerous professional organizations. He is the editor-in-chief of CCH’s International Tax Journal, and has authored and published numerous articles and treatises on international topics. Lowell was an adjunct professor at the Northwestern University School of Law, where he taught advanced international taxation.
Lowell is an active member of International Committees and Advisory Boards. He chairs Practising Law Institute’s International Tax Issues. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and is USA Branch Counsel of the International Fiscal Association. He is a member of the Planning Committees for the University of Chicago Law School’s Annual Federal Tax Conference and the GWU/IRS Annual Institute on International Taxation, and on the Advisory Board of the Tax Management International Journal.