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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 serves 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 25thAnniversary 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 Chapters  Treatise Chapters The Partnership Union: Opportunities for Joint Ventures and Divestitures - The Partnership Tax Practice Series , Friday, September 24, 2010
Section 355: Tax-Free Spinoffs, Split-Offs, Split-Ups—Uses and Requirements - The Corporate Tax Practice Series , Wednesday, March 23, 2011
General Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers - The Corporate Tax Practice Series , Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tax Consequences of Business and Investment- Driven Uses of Financial Products - The Corporate Tax Practice Series , Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Partnership Union: Opportunities for Joint Ventures and Divestitures - The Corporate Tax Practice Series , Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2013
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Selected Excerpts from PLI Tax Strategies Outline: Strategies in Representing Sellers - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2013 , Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Excerpts From: Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations, and Restructurings—2014, General Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers (June 2014) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2014 , Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2013 , Monday, October 21, 2013
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2013: Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers - Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers , Tuesday, October 22, 2013
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2013: Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers - Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers , Tuesday, October 22, 2013
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2013 , Friday, November 01, 2013 , New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2014 , Tuesday, November 04, 2014 , Chicago, IL
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2014 , Wednesday, December 03, 2014 , Los Angeles, CA
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