Biography

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. 

Education
JD, Cornell Law School, 1988, magna cum laude; Editor, Cornell Law Review
BS, Indiana University, 1983

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