Diversity & Inclusion
The Tax Controversy and Litigation Group at Skadden assists clients in resolving high-stakes, complex tax controversies. Our clients include corporations, partnerships, estates, individuals and government entities facing every kind of tax liability.
We have played a leading role in several of the most significant litigated tax cases in the United States, both at trial and on appeal. However, the vast majority of our successes are achieved quickly and privately, through the administrative process. We represent clients at every level and in every type of dispute resolution with taxing authorities, including at audit, in administrative appeal, in mediation and arbitration, and in international matters in competent authority situations. In addition to these traditional tax controversies, we are experienced in representing clients in the regulatory arena, in novel prefiling agreements, in congressional investigations, as third parties under subpoena, in criminal investigations and under criminal indictment. We also represent clients in commercial disputes over the terms of tax sharing agreements.
Our litigation engagements include representing:
Our group includes attorneys with prior experience in senior government positions, including as IRS commissioner, U.S. Tax Court judge, assistant secretary for tax policy at the Treasury Department, IRS chief counsel and national chief of appeals, and deputy assistant attorney general in the Tax Division of the Department of Justice. In addition, Skadden’s attorneys have legislative counsel experience with the Joint Committee on Taxation.
Skadden was named among Law360’s Tax Groups of 2016, and ranked in the top-tier for tax law in U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017. Our tax controversy practice and its leaders are repeatedly recognized in the top bands of Chambers USA, Tax Directors Handbook and Legal 500. Several of our attorneys also are repeatedly selected as Tax Controversy Leaders by the International Tax Review’s Leaders Guide.