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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 (2018 Edition)
The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition)
Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters The Partnership Union: Opportunities for Joint Ventures and Divestitures - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Tax Consequences of Business and Investment- Driven Uses of Financial Products - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
General Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers: Part I - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Section 355: Tax-Free Spin-Offs, Split-Offs, Split-Ups—Uses and Requirements - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
General Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers: Part III - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Partnership Union: Opportunities for Joint Ventures and Divestitures - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
General Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers: Part II - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Cross-Border Acquisitions Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
Table of Contents - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
Introduction - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
To Spin, or Not to Spin: Tax Reform and the Decision to Pursue a Spin-off - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
Appendix: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
U.S. Tax Reform—Observations on M&A Tax Considerations (March 26, 2018) - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
INEs and Outies: How U.S. Tax Reform’s Anti-Hybrid Rules Affect U.S. Outbound Investment in Brazil - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
Ruminations on the BEAT and Foreign Banks Operating in the United States (March 27, 2018) - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
Some Impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Choice of Entity Considerations for Closely Held Businesses - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
“Making the U.S. Tax Code Great Again”: Reforms to the International Taxation of U.S. Corporations Level the Playing Field for U.S. Corporations Doing Business - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
Index - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
Tax Reform: Issues for Corporate M&A - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
Taxation of Foreign Persons Who Dispose of Interests in Partnerships (March 18, 2018) - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
A Business Person’s Guide to the Impact of the 2017 Tax Act on Merger & Acquisition Activity and Structures - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
U.S. Tax Reform and Intangible Property: To Inbound, or Not to Inbound - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
Application of TCJA 100% Expensing Allowance to Common Partnership Transactions - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
Effective Tax Rates for Typical High-Income Taxpayers - Tax Series Special Update: Tax Practice After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Friday, May 04, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Excerpts From: Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations, and Restructurings–2017; General Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers (June 2017) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers - Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers, Friday, October 27, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers - Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers - Overview and Strategies in Representing Sellers, Friday, October 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Chicago, IL
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
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