Structuring transactions and tax planning frequently are the most economically significant aspects of value-added lawyering. Constant changes to the tax laws and evolving fact patterns require focused, thoughtful and innovative tax advice that is specific to each transaction. Our attorneys live in this structuring world. We create efficient structures that help you achieve your business objectives and maximize your after-tax position.
Deal structures that protect and perform
Katten's dedicated structuring teams draw on extensive, practical experience to effectuate mergers and acquisitions, debt and capital issuances, and management compensation planning that align with business objectives while managing liability exposure. We have considerable experience providing long-range and deal-specific tax planning based on analysis and advice on business transactions for:
- Closely held and public companies
- Debt capital market participants
- Hedge funds
- Private equity funds
- Real estate firms.
Integrated tax strategies extend value
Katten's efficient structures reduce risks in sophisticated deals. Creative tax structures support clients' goals for internal rates of return on investment, multiples on invested capital and other financial targets. We guide private equity and hedge funds, private and public companies, family offices, independent sponsors, investors, founders, lenders, and issuers through the shifting landscape. Our counsel anticipates and resolves structuring and tax issues in:
- Asset and stock acquisitions, dispositions or mergers
- Bankruptcy and restructuring transactions
- Commercial and real estate financings
- Debt capital markets transactions
- Family office arrangements
- Financing and securitized transactions
- Hedge fund and private equity formation or operations
- Management or other compensation planning
- Opportunity Zones
- Real estate transactions, including joint ventures.
"'I find them very diligent, very commercially reasonable and a great value option in today's costly legal market,' confirms one client."
Chambers USA 2019
(Illinois, Tax) survey response
Event | September 22, 2020
Katten Named Top-Tier Firm in Structured Finance and Securitization by The Legal 500 United States 2020 GuideNews | June 16, 2020
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Event | June 11, 2020