Virtually no business or investment activity is free from federal and state tax considerations and pitfalls. Schiff Hardin's tax attorneys advise clients on the tax aspects of the formation, financing, operation and termination of their business activities, and in the structuring of their investments.

Working closely with the firm's corporate attorneys, we advise clients on the structuring of sophisticated business transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures and divestitures in order to achieve optimal income tax results. Tax considerations also must be taken into account in connection with debt restructuring and financing transactions, including leveraged leases and sale-leasebacks.

As the global economy continues to become more interconnected, we also advise on foreign, cross-border and in-bound tax planning opportunities and solutions.

We also have a particular focus and significant strengths in dealing with tax controversies and tax litigation.

We enjoy working with local counsel and accountants throughout the United States in connection with tax-sensitive transactions or controversies with which they may not have had significant prior experience.