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Daniel W. Luchsinger

Daniel W. Luchsinger

Covington & Burling LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Dan Luchsinger chairs the firm's tax group. He practices in a broad range of federal income tax issues, including the structuring of partnerships and joint ventures; domestic and cross-border acquisitions and dispositions, including both inbound and outbound property and stock transfers; and cross-border corporate restructurings involving partnership issues, US subpart F minimization and foreign tax credit utilization, and foreign withholding minimization.  Mr. Luchsinger regularly oversees multijurisdictional acquisitions and restructurings, drawing on a network of advisors of the highest caliber from around the world.  Mr. Luchsinger advises both US and Non-US clients in a number of industries ranging from natural resource production and heavy manufacturing to consumer products.  For almost a decade, Mr. Luchsinger taught Taxation of Partnerships at the Georgetown University Law Center and speaks regularly on a variety of federal income tax topics.

Representative Matters

  • Timken – tax advice concerning the tax free separation of Timken’s steel business from its other businesses.
  • Weyerhaeuser – tax advice concerning the tax free separation and merger of Weyerhaeuser's home building business with Tri Point home builders.
  • Weyerhaeuser -- tax advice concerning the acquisition and rationalization of Longview Timberlands.
  • Manufacturer -- led project and advised on US tax aspects of restructuring involving India manufacturing subsidiaries.
  • Manufacturer -- led project and advised on US tax aspects of restructuring involving European and Asian operations.
  • Beverage company -- advised on US tax aspects of financing and structuring multi-billion dollar corporate and JV acquisition and operation.
  • Beverage company -- advised on US tax aspects of integration of foreign operations following a multi-billion dollar acquisition.
  • Numerous companies -- advised on structuring domestic and foreign JVs and limited liability companies.

Honors and Rankings

  • Chambers USA, Tax (2010-2015) 
  • Legal 500 US, Tax (2012-2015)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Tax (2014)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor of Law (2004-2012)


  • "Tax Newsletter," Covington Newsletter (April 2015), Co-Author
  • "Recent IRS Guidance Concerning Section 48C Manufacturing Credit Reminds that Standard for a "Significant Change" is Low, but Indicates Willingness to Consult with DOE on Whether Changes are Significant," Covington E-Alert (1/5/2011), Co-Author
  • "The American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 - Expected and Unexpected International Proposals," Covington E-Alert (5/20/2010), Co-Author
  • "Government Incentives For Renewable Energy - An Update," Covington Advisory (3/16/2010), Co-Author
  • "Application Process Opens for Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Tax Credits," Covington E-Alert (8/18/2009), Co-Author
  • "Department of Energy Opens Application Process for Billions In Loan Guarantees And Exercises Recovery Act Loan Guarantee Authority For The First Time; Treasury Opens Application Process for Renewable Energy Grants in Lieu of Tax Credits," Covington E-Alert (8/3/2009), Co-Author
  • "Treasury Publishes Eagerly Anticipated Guidance Concerning Renewable Energy Grants Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Of 2009," Covington E-Alert (7/10/2009), Co-Author
  • "IRS Publishes Guidance for Electing ITC In Lieu of PTC for Certain Renewable Energy Facilities," Covington E-Alert (6/10/2009), Co-Author
  • "Summary of Tax Provisions in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008," Covington E-Alert (10/7/2008), Co-Author


  • Tax


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1992
    •  magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Georgetown Law Journal
  • University of Minnesota, B.S., 1988
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

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