Winston & Strawn LLP
Lou Weber, former Tax Department Chair, concentrates his practice in transactional and controversy matters. He advises clients on a wide variety of corporate and private equity transactional issues. He advises clients on numerous issues related to both taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions on behalf of public and private buyers and sellers, and on behalf of private equity funds and their portfolio companies. He also has advised clients: in structuring tax-free reorganizations, recapitalizations, and acquisitions in contemplation of public offerings or in connection with private equity funds’ portfolio investments; on tax disclosure issues related to public offerings; on numerous consolidated return issues; and on issues related to its debt offerings and restructurings.
Lou also has a significant tax controversy practice involving both publicly and privately held companies. His controversy practice has included substantial cases involving: amortization of intangibles; capitalization of expenses under section 263A; capitalization and amortization of various fees and expenses; defense of products or transactions characterized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax shelters; defense of tax-free reorganizations; and application of the step-transaction doctrine.
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