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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Trademark and unfair competition litigation for Compex Int’l Co. Ltd.
Successfully represented Compex International Co. Ltd., a major manufacturer of outdoor patio furniture, in a bench trial against claims by more
Cross border commercial and M&A transactions for Neusoft Corporation
Represented Neusoft Corporation, a Chinese public company and the largest IT outsourcing service provider and software developer in China, as global more
Global trademark portfolio management for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Manages all aspects of the global trademark portfolio for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. We assisted the company in expanding its operations into dozens of more
Represented Landmark Communications Inc. in sale of The Weather Channel
Represented Landmark Communications Inc. in the September 2008 sale of its weather-related businesses, including The Weather Channel and weather.com, more