Represented a global manufacturer in a case involving a highly controversial “listed transaction” being challenged by the IRS.  The listed transaction at issue, which initially was undertaken by many corporate taxpayers, involved the client claiming deductions for contributions to its 401k plans prior to the year that employees performed the services giving rise to the contributions. While the weight of authority supported this deduction in the taxpayer's circumstances, the IRS challenged the deduction, labeling it abusive. The team filed a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, asking the Tax Court to dismiss the IRS's proposed deficiencies relating to the 401k deductions. The IRS agreed to concede the case, dropping its proposed assessments of tax and penalties exceeding $25 million.

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Defense of an investment adviser in various investment-related suits
Represented an investment adviser against a securities custodian and broker-dealer arising out of the theft of customer funds in an action alleging a more
Halted auction of GRAMMY Award for The National Academy of the Recording Arts & Sciences
Represented The National Academy of the Recording Arts & Sciences, the organization which administers the prestigious GRAMMY award ceremony, in more
Syndicated senior secured revolving credit facility for regional coal producer
Representation of publicly held leading regional coal producer, as borrower, in connection with $100 million syndicated senior secured revolving more
Insurance recovery for Texas hail storm claim
Secured insurance coverage for major debt collection company in connection property damage caused to a number of its Texas facilities as a result of more