Chambers USA released its 2018 edition of annual rankings of law firms and lawyers in various practice areas. We are honored that Chambers USA has recognized McDermott’s tax practice and several of its lawyers in the latest rankings. A summary of McDermott’s tax rankings is listed below along with a complete list available here to all McDermott rankings.
On the tax controversy side, our team was recognized as known for a “Dominant presence in high-value tax disputes across the USA, fielding particular expertise in transfer pricing litigation and SALT work.” Clients said we are “very responsive and very good advisors,” and added, “they are very cohesive and have vast experiences.” Clients agreed that they get good value from the Firm; “It’s outstanding client service and worth every penny. Billing has been very detailed and understandable.”
Several of our federal tax controversy lawyers were recognized by Chambers USA on the nationwide and state levels:
Todd Welty, chair of the Firm’s tax controversy practice, is adept at handling all stages of civil tax controversies. Sources described him as “a good, technical trial lawyer” with a “good courtroom style.” One client offered: “He engaged clients in a meaningful way, which is designed to generate value for money.”
Andrew Roberson has an excellent tax controversy practice, having represented clients in litigation at all levels of the federal courts system. Clients describe him as “very thorough, detail-oriented and very knowledgeable.”
Laura Gavioli handles high-stakes Internal Revenue Service (IRS) litigation and controversy for corporations and high-net-worth individuals. Sources said: “She is extremely well versed in the procedural aspects of tax litigation.”
Roger Jones offers abundant trial experience before federal and state courts, the IRS and various tax agencies. Sources described him as an “an excellent tax controversy lawyer and an excellent litigator,” and added: “[he] certainly knows his way around a courtroom.”
Cym Lowell brings deep experience to his advice on transfer pricing issues, and leads relationships with major clients in a number of industries, advising on international tax planning and controversies. One client noted: “In addition to his extensive technical knowledge, he has also fostered relationships globally, giving him the unique ability to navigate difficult international issues in a positive manner.”
Mark Thomas advises clients on all aspects of taxation, including complex civil tax controversies and litigation, transfer pricing, and domestic and international tax planning issues. He was recommended as a recognized practitioner in Texas for Tax: Litigation.
Thomas Borders has particular flair for audits and administrative appeals. Sources commented that he is “a very diligent, careful lawyer” and “I learn something from him every time we talk.”
Similarly, several of our state tax controversy lawyers were recognized by Chambers USA on the nationwide and state levels:
Jane May, chair of the Firm’s SALT practice, focuses on handling tax controversies for large corporations and represents clients from a broad range of sectors. Clients described her as “bright, personable and experienced.”
Peter Faber assists clients with federal, state and local tax controversies, as well as tax planning, and is particularly experienced at handling tax matters from clients in the financial services sector. He has a “wonderful reputation” in the market and is “a pleasure to work with and arguably the most competent state and local tax professional in the entire country.”
Art Rosen is well known for his specialist practice in local and state tax matters. Clients attested that he “has been terrific in assisting on a broad range of issues in many different states. His knowledge of state-specific issues and network of contacts are impressive.”
McDermott’s full Chambers USA rankings can be found here.