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.
Cliff Warren is Senior Counsel in the Passthroughs Group in the Office of Chief Counsel. Prior to this, Cliff was head of tax at KKR and, before that, a large NYC hedge fund. Cliff was also Tax Director of GE Capital Commercial Finance for about ten years. He is a graduate of Middlebury College, New York Law School and the NYU tax program.