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

Author(s): Eric Solomon, Louis S. Freeman
Practice Area: Corporate law, Corporate tax, International law, International tax, Mergers and acquisitions, Regulation and compliance (Tax), Tax
Published: Aug 2020
Supplement Date: Mar 2021 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402434341
PLI Item #: 275014

With the forthcoming new edition of The Corporate Tax Practice Series, long-time Series Editor Lou Freeman is joined by Co-Editor Eric Solomon. Eric recently retired as the Co-Director of Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department in Washington, DC, and is the current Chair of the ABA Tax Section. Lou and Eric have reorganized the material in the 31-volume Corporate Tax Practice Series so that it follows a logical progression of corporate tax topics, making it easier for you to get the expert guidance you need to solve your complex corporate tax problems.

This Second Edition includes more than 640 articles written by over 450 expert contributors, and contains new articles covering the latest developments in corporate tax law, including 2017 Tax Act topics.

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.   


Eric Solomon is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington DC, where he advises clients on a wide range of transactional, policy and controversy issues.  Before joining Steptoe he was Co-Director of Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department in Washington DC.  He has over 40 years of tax experience in private practice and government service.

Eric served as Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from December 2006 to January 2009.  As Assistant Secretary, he headed the Office of Tax Policy, which advises the Treasury Secretary on matters relating to domestic and international taxation.  Eric joined the Office of Tax Policy in 1999.  He served in both the Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations.  He was Senior Advisor for Policy, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) and Deputy Assistant Secretary (Regulatory Affairs) prior to his 2006 Senate confirmation as Assistant Secretary.  He led the Office of Tax Policy during the financial crisis in 2008.  He has testified before Congress both as a government official and as a private citizen.

Eric has received numerous awards for his government service.  In recognition of his contributions at the Treasury Department, Eric received the Alexander Hamilton Award, which is the highest award for Treasury service, and the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award.  He has also received distinguished service awards from the Tax Foundation, the Tax Council Policy Institute, Tax Executives Institute, and the taxation sections of the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Texas, and the Federal Bar Association.

From 1996 to 1999, Eric was a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Mergers and Acquisitions group in Washington, DC.  Previously, he was Assistant Chief Counsel (Corporate) at the Internal Revenue Service, heading the IRS Chief Counsel division responsible for corporate tax issues.  He began his career with law firms in New York City and was a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Philadelphia.

Eric received his A.B. from Princeton University (Phi Beta Kappa), his J.D. from the University of Virginia and his LL.M. in taxation from New York University.  He was Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation in 2018-2019, and was formerly a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is Co-Chair of the Practising Law Institute conference on Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions and Dispositions.

Eric is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course in corporate taxation.  He received the Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award for Georgetown University’s graduate law programs.