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David S. Raab

David S. Raab

Latham & Watkins LLP

New York, NY, USA

David Raab is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins.  Mr. Raab is a former global Chair of the Latham Tax Department.  His practice focuses on corporate and partnership taxation. 

Mr. Raab has considerable experience representing leveraged buyout, venture capital and hedge funds, investment banking companies, real estate investment trusts and other public and privately owned corporations.  He also represents partnerships and limited liability companies with respect to tax matters pertaining to mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, divestitures, public financings and administrative and judicial tax controversies. 

Mr. Raab handled the tax aspects of formation of a number of large investment funds, as well as stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, public offerings of debt and equity securities and other corporate restructuring transactions for a number of corporations, private equity firms, banks and underwriters including The Carlyle Group, BC Partners, Global Infrastructure Partners, Onex, GTCR, Energy Capital Partners, Odyssey Investment Partners, Irving Place Capital, Nestle U.S.A., and Host Marriott Corporation.

Mr. Raab is continually cited as a leading New York tax attorney by The Legal 500 US and the Chambers USA guides.  He is a former President of The Tax Club of New York City, and has authored a number of articles for various tax publications. 

JD, Cornell Law School, 1988, magna cum laude; Editor, Cornell Law Review
BS, Indiana University, 1983
David S. Raab is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Traps and Opportunities Involving Contingent Purchase Price Acquisitions: Why Does Something So Simple Have to Be So Complicated? - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Corporate Earnings and Profits: Selected Issues - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Overshooting the Mark? Section 751, Sale of Goodwill, and the Assignment of Income Doctrine - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Allocation and Distribution Provisions (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2018, Tuesday, May 01, 2018

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