International Tax Planning TRANSACTIONAL
To operate effectively in today’s global marketplace, organizations and individuals need international tax counsel that is fluent in the complexities of cross-border business. Tax lawyers in our US and European offices have extensive experience developing and implementing tax-efficient structures for cross-border transactions, investments and business operations.
Burke, Robert D.

Robert D. Burke


+1 617 526 6470 (t)

Kilgore, R. Scott

R. Scott Kilgore


+1 202 663 6116 (t)

Null, Amy A.

Amy A. Null


+1 617 526 6541 (t)

Schnall, Matt

Matthew Schnall


+1 617 526 6892 (t)

Wethly, Kimberly B.

Kimberly B. Wethly


+1 617 526 6481 (t)

Ritt, Roger M.

Roger M. Ritt

Senior Counsel

+1 617 526 6475 (t)

Kirschten, Barbara

Barbara L. Kirschten

Special Counsel

+1 202 663 6290 (t)

Publications & News


June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced

September 15, 2010

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Release Inaugural Best Law Firms Rankings

WilmerHale earns first-tier rankings for a dozen national practices.

August 12, 2010

90 WilmerHale Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2011

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of lawyers in their practice areas.

June 11, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Reveals Final Results Ranking 101 WilmerHale Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

One-hundred and one WilmerHale lawyers are recognized in the eighth edition of the guide and the firm is listed as among the best in dozens of practice areas throughout its six US locations.

March 18, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Honors WilmerHale, Ranking Over 100 Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

One-hundred and two WilmerHale lawyers will be recognized in the eighth edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

December 7, 2009

WilmerHale is Among Crain’s “New York City’s Best Places to Work”

The firm, referred to as “progressive and prestigious,” came in at #19 on the list of the 40 companies featured by Crain's in its second annual ranking of the city's top employers.

August 20, 2009

IRS Postpones Deadline for Certain Filers of FBARs until June 30, 2010

July 21, 2008

New Expatriation Law Affects Certain US Citizens and Residents

April 29, 2008

IRS Institutes New Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations

December 3, 2007

Thirteen WilmerHale Attorneys Named to Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Lawyers List


Internationally, our lawyers have:

  • assisted clients in the United States and abroad in structuring cross-border investments, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations, including development of holding company structures, selection of acquisition vehicles, repatriation and exit planning, the use of double taxation treaties, identification of relevant local law considerations, and management of those considerations through an extensive network of trusted advisers in dozens of jurisdictions;
  • advised US corporate and individual investors and investment funds on all aspects of US income tax relevant to overseas investment, financings and operations, including choice of entity, foreign withholding taxes, management of currency exposure and foreign tax credit planning, as well as the operation of the US “anti-deferral” regimes (notably the “controlled foreign corporation” and “passive foreign investment company” provisions);
  • guided non-US companies, individuals and trusts on the appropriate structures for inbound investment in US businesses, capital markets and real estate, including managing exposure to US business taxation, the branch profits tax, capital gains taxation (including the special regimes applicable to exiting US real estate investments), withholding taxes on investment and partnership income and the taxation of cross-border derivatives and other financial transactions; as well as on US transfer pricing rules and the special considerations faced by overseas financiers of US operations;
  • assisted companies in developing cross-border equity and other compensation plans;
  • structured international joint ventures requiring coordination of tax results under multiple foreign jurisdictions; and
  • represented financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals and families, and others in administrative and judicial tax controversies and compliance with the expanding web of cross-border reporting and disclosure requirements (including the FATCA and FBAR regimes).