Our longstanding representation of clients with dominant market positions has provided us with the opportunity to build a comprehensive knowledge base.


The core of the tax practice at Ropes & Gray consists of domestic and cross-border tax planning, including: 

  • Structuring mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, joint ventures, financings, reorganizations, recapitalizations, all forms of debt and equity and novel financing techniques 
  • Organizing private equity funds, mezzanine funds, distressed debt funds, collateralized debt funds and hedge funds, including unregistered and registered fund of funds
  • Counseling both U.S. and non-U.S.-based clients on cross-border tax matters, including cross-border investment structures, the tax treatment of international transactions, the international tax aspects of financial products, ongoing tax planning for multinational companies and individuals, and international transfer pricing
  • Analyzing and negotiating investments in private funds for institutional investors 
  • Working with exempt organizations to develop effective tax strategies through fundraising, including deferred or planned gifts, and managing unrelated business income tax issues 
  • Advising on tax controversy issues at the IRS examination and appeals levels, as well as in tax litigation and on state tax controversy matters
Our clients include public and private companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, public and private mutual funds, hedge funds, and other unregistered pooled vehicles, including sovereign wealth funds, fund sponsors and advisors, institutional investors, and other institutions with a significant capital market presence, such as domestic and foreign tax-exempt entities and a number of family offices.


Our representative clients include: 

  • Allianz Global Investors
  • Bain Capital
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Genzyme Corporation
  • Makena Capital
  • Kohlberg & Co.
  • State Street Corporation
  • Schroders 
  • The TJX Companies
  • TPG Capital
  • UBS Global Asset Management