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Louis S. Freeman

Louis S. Freeman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Retired Partner
Chicago, IL, USA


Lou Freeman, an attorney and CPA, is a retired partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and was a member of the Tax Department in the Chicago office.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and has an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.

Lou has served on the Board of Advisors of Corporate Taxation magazine.  He has served as Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Federal Taxation Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section and as Chair of the Corporate Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section.  He previously served as a member of the Tax Advisory Group of the American Law Institute Subchapter C Project, a Fellow and Regent of the American College of Tax Counsel, a member of the Advisory Board of New York University Institute on Federal Taxation, and a member of the Planning Committee for the University of Chicago Federal Tax Conference.

Lou has written and lectured extensively on tax subjects and served as Chairman for twenty-eight years of the Practising Law Institute seminar on “Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations, and Restructurings.”  He also served as Co-Chairman for nineteen years for the Practising Law Institute seminar on “Domestic and Foreign Partnerships, LLC’s, Joint Ventures, and Other Strategic Alliances.”

Lou has been listed in Who’s Who in the World 25th Anniversary Edition, Who’s Who Legal:  Illinois, Who’s Who in America, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Who’s Who in American Law, International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal: USA – Corporate Tax, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in America, Global Counsel’s Tax Law Handbook, PLC Which Lawyer?, PLC Cross-border Tax on Corporate Transactions Handbook, Tax Directors Handbook, Legal 500,  Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Lawyers, Euromoney’s Best of the Best USA, and TDH Top 250 Individual Tax Advisers in the World.

Louis S. Freeman is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise The Partnership Tax Practice Series
The Corporate Tax Practice Series
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters The Partnership Union: Opportunities for Joint Ventures and Divestitures - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Section 355: Tax-Free Spinoffs, Split-Offs, Split-Ups—Uses and Requirements - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tax Consequences of Business and Investment- Driven Uses of Financial Products - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, October 21, 2015
General Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Partnership Union: Opportunities for Joint Ventures and Divestitures - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, October 21, 2015
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Excerpts From: Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations, and Restructurings–2015 General Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers (June 2015) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2015, Tuesday, December 08, 2015
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