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The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2012 Edition)

Author(s): Louis S Freeman
Practice Area: Corporate law, Securities and other financial products, Tax
Date: Oct 2012 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
PLI Item #: 35395

With over 485 chapters written by more than 435 of the world’s leading tax practitioners, including former Internal Revenue Service and Department of Treasury officials, the 31-volume Corporate Tax Practice Series is your definitive resource for all things corporate tax. Beginning with a “General Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers“ written by Series editor Louis S. Freeman, our authors will guide you through the latest in cutting-edge corporate tax strategies and issues, from Section 355 divisive strategies to the latest trends in corporate financings and refinancing. To help put these hot topics in context, the Corporate Tax Practice Series also contains important historical perspectives on tax legislation, rules, regulations and case law.

Major Topics Include:

  • Drafting and negotiating acquisition agreements
  • Contingent liabilities in taxable acquisitions
  • Partnership strategies in M&A
  • Compensation strategies including carried interests
  • Special issues presented by S Corporations
  • Tax considerations in corporate reorganizations and restructurings
  • Transferring intellectual property
  • International tax issues including cross-border mergers, international acquisitions, sovereign wealth funds,and transfer pricing
  • Taxation of financial products
  • Tax shelters, the economic substance doctrine and the anti-abuse rules
  • Consolidated return regulations and issues

Updated annually, Corporate Tax Practice Series offers analysis of key Tax Court decisions and other case law • highlighted Practice Pointers and other tips on steps to take and traps to avoid • real-world case studies and hypothetical examples clarifying important tax issues and strategies • convenient charts outlining civil and criminal tax-related penalties • and more.

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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.