Laurence J. Stein

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Laurence J. Stein

Laurence J. Stein

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Larry Stein is a tax partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and served as the global Chair of the Tax Department from 2000-2011. His major practice area is transactional tax, where he has extensive experience representing a variety of private equity firms, private and public companies and financial institutions with regard to the structuring and tax aspects of:

Mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings and tax-free reorganizations
Spin-off transactions (including obtaining numerous private letter rulings from the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service)
Offerings of debt, equity and other financial instruments
Partnerships

Mr. Stein is cited as a leading California Tax attorney by The Legal 500 US, ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA, recognized as a leading tax lawyer in the World Tax guide and named a world leading corporate tax lawyer by Who’s Who Legal. He has also lectured on various tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions and dispositions before numerous professional tax organizations, including:

The Tax Executives Institute (including the Houston, Boston, New York, Santa Clara, San Francisco and Los Angeles chapters)
The University of Chicago Tax Conference
The University of Southern California Tax Institute
The New York University Institute on Federal Taxation

Mr. Stein also serves on the advisory board of the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation.

Following law school, Mr. Stein clerked for the Hon. Walter J. Cummings, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Mr. Stein's experience includes advising:

Demand Media in its tax-free spin-off of its domain services business
Questar Corporation in its spin-off of QEP Resources, Inc., in a tax-free dividend to stockholders
Actavis in its US$8.5 billion acquisition of Warner-Chilcott, an Ireland-based pharmaceutical company focusing on women’s healthcare
Actavis in its US$28 billion acquisition of Forest Laboratories, a specialty pharmaceutical company
Questcor Pharmaceuticals in its US$5.6 billion sale to Mallinckrodt, an Ireland-based biopharmaceutical company
Darden Restaurants in its US$2.1 billion sale of Red Lobster, a chain of full-service seafood restaurants, to Golden Gate Capital
Plains Exploration and Production Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, in its US$10.75 billion tax-free merger with Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, Inc.
Avery Dennison Corporation’s US$500 million sale of its office and consumer products business and designed and engineered solutions business to CCL Industries, Inc.
Exterran Holdings, Inc. in its US$360 million acquisition of natural gas compression assets from MidCon Compression, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy
Cadence Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on in-licensing, developing and commercializing proprietary products, in its US$1.4 billion sale to Mallinckrodt
Seamless North America, LLC in its merger with GrubHub, two leading providers of mobile and online portals that provide restaurant information and services

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Education
J.D., Order of the Coif
Class of 1985

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1982

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Career History
Partner
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Clerk
Prior

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (in case citations, 7th Cir.) is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the courts in the following districts: Central District of Illinois Northern District of Illinois Southern District of Illinois Northern District of Indiana Southern District of Indiana Eastern District of Wisconsin Western District of Wisconsin The court is based at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois. It is one of thirteen United States courts of appeals, composed of eleven judges.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Current

NYU Institute on Federal Taxation is designed for the practitioner who must frequently anticipate and handle federal tax matters. It provides high-level updates, practical advice you can implement, and in-depth analysis of the latest trends and developments from leading experts. The six-day program encompasses all major areas of tax, including current developments; tax controversies; corporate tax; partnerships, LLCs, and real estate; trusts and estates; executive compensation and employee benefits; closely-held businesses; international tax; ethical transactions; and hot tax topics.

Political Donations
$500
2010

Representative from Massachusetts's 1st Congressional District

$500
2004

Chief Operating Officer at People's Trust Insurance Company

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Entercom Communications Corp. purchases CBS Radio, Inc. from CBS Corp.

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LogMeIn Inc. purchases LogMeIn USA, Inc. from Citrix Systems, Inc.

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. purchases Allergan Plc /Generic Drug Bus from Allergan Plc

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Admitted to the California Bar
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
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