Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders -- a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients' most important problems.
Our distinctive structure defines our approach.  We maintain a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms.  We focus on matters that require the attention, extensive experience and sophistication of our partners.
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We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence.

Tax

Wachtell Lipton's tax attorneys regularly advise clients on the tax aspects of corporate reorganizations, acquisitions, spin-offs and other dispositions, joint ventures, financings, and restructurings.  These transactions frequently involve large multinational businesses and raise complex domestic and multinational tax issues.  Tax considerations often determine the form and the viability of contemplated transactions.  In current distressed market conditions, we work together with our corporate and restructuring and finance departments to restructure existing financial arrangements, including those arising out of private equity and other leveraged transactions.  We also are involved in creating new financial products and in innovative real estate transactions and are considered preeminent in all of the areas in which we are involved.  Our tax attorneys regularly publish and lecture on emerging tax issues and actively participate in the work of tax policy groups, such as the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association.