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David S. Raab

David S. Raab

Latham & Watkins LLP

New York, NY, USA


JD, Cornell Law School, 1988, magna cum laude; Editor, Cornell Law Review

BS, Indiana University, 1983


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.

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, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Corporate Earnings and Profits: Selected Issues - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Overshooting the Mark? Section 751, Sale of Goodwill, and the Assignment of Income Doctrine - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Allocation and Distribution Provision (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017

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