Sullivan & Cromwell’s Tax Group works with clients on all aspects of their tax controversies, from the audit level, to the administrative appeals level, to litigation in court.
The Group seeks to manage and resolve tax disputes for its clients without resorting to costly and time-consuming litigation. S&C believes that it is far better to approach tax controversies with a view toward resolving the matters at the earliest possible stage of the process and at the lowest possible cost to the client, both in terms of any payment to the Internal Revenue Service and the expense of achieving such results. The ultimate goal is to eliminate entirely any proposed adjustment, a result the Firm has often achieved for its clients.
The Firm’s work draws upon two particular strengths:
- The Tax Group consists of lawyers who have extensive knowledge of the tax law as well as the workings of the IRS, including a former chief counsel for the agency.
- The Litigation Group brings its advanced and effective approach to corporate litigation to help the Tax Group lawyers develop the most effective way to resolve their cases.
Clients benefit from a team of knowledgeable tax lawyers and accomplished litigators working in close cooperation—the best of both skill sets and the most effective response to increasingly sophisticated and confrontational IRS challenges.