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Steven M. Surdell

Steven M. Surdell


Chicago, IL, USA

Steven is a leader of the International Mergers and Acquisitions practice, International Tax Services group at Ernst & Young LLP, the US EY member firm. He practices in the area of cross-border mergers, acquisitions and restructurings on US and non-US entities.

Steven is also an adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law, where he teaches an advanced class on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.  Steven consistently has been named one of the world’s leading cross border M&A tax advisors by International Tax Review as well as one of the world’s leading international tax advisors by Euromoney.

He is a member of the Planning Committee of the University of Chicago Law School’s Federal Tax Conference and is a frequent speaker before a variety of tax organizations including the American Bar Association, The Tax Executives Institute, and the Practicing Law Institute.

Steven has authored (or co-authored) tax articles for the Journal of International Taxation, Taxes, the Practicing Law Institute Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions, the Journal of Taxation of Financial Products, and Tax Notes.

Steven has been a primary tax advisor to numerous US and non-US multinationals in some of the largest cross border transactions executed. 


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