Loeb & Loeb's Tax Practice provides a full range of organizational and transactional tax counseling and structuring to businesses and individuals, as well as representation in tax controversies and litigation. Our Tax Practice focuses on all aspects of federal, state and local tax, including partnership, corporate, entertainment, and real estate taxation, as well as international tax planning matters. Our firm’s tax attorneys bring decades of experience helping clients create innovative tax structures and address complex tax issues arising from business transactions or operations and wealth transfers and controversies.

Our practice is designed to proactively address our clients’ unique tax situations while offering the deep resources required to defend tax challenges when they arise. Our wide range of services includes advice relating to the tax aspects of:

  • Partnerships and limited liability companies, including joint ventures 
  • Public offerings 
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including taxable and tax-free acquisitions, dispositions and spin-offs
  • International transactions and investments 
  • Tax controversies and litigation
  • Renewable energy, including tax credits and cash grants 
  • Entertainment 
  • Advertising, promotions and outsourcing 
  • Real estate, including real estate investment trusts 
  • Executive compensation, ERISA and employee benefits, including qualified and nonqualified plans 
  • Bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights 
  • State and local taxation
  • Transactional tax planning for high-net-worth individuals

The strength of our practice is based on our people – the expertise, enthusiasm, imagination and care that we bring to bear in solving client problems. We are leaders in the tax bar locally, at a statewide level and nationally. Members of our tax team have published leading professional papers in a wide variety of tax periodicals and have lectured widely, both across the country and internationally.

Individual tax partners have developed important specialty practices:

  • Terry Cuff, with a focus on specialized problems of like-kind exchanges, partnerships and real estate investment trusts. Terry also has been active in development of tax policy in the partnership tax area, and acting as an expert witness. 
  • Alan Tarr, with specific expertise in transaction and planning problems. 
  • John Settineri, who offers clients counsel on a full range of domestic and international tax matters. 
  • Christopher Campbell, who focuses on federal and state tax controversy and litigation matters. 
  • Tom Lawson, with specific experience in transactional tax planning problems and other tax planning issues for wealthy individuals. 
  • John Arao, who concentrates on transactional tax problems of entertainment, real estate and partnerships. 
  • Marla Aspinwall, whose concentration is in the taxation of executive compensation, agriculture cooperatives and life insurance, as well as ERISA and employee benefits.


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At Loeb & Loeb, our commitment to fostering and maintaining a diverse workforce is as important as our commitment to every client, case and transaction. Our inclusive environment and consideration of varied perspectives are essential to creating the best solutions for our clients, and integral elements of our success. It’s just another way: Loeb& Loeb adds Value.
Driving our diversity initiatives are the attorneys and staff who serve on our Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The mission of the Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to advance diversity awareness within the firm, establish firm-wide policies and initiatives that support our commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce; foster understanding, communication and respect; and promote an inclusive workplace environment that utilizes the talents of attorneys and staff of all race, color, national origin, ethnic and cultural background, religion, sex, age, medical condition or disability, citizenship, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or preference and marital, veteran or family status. At Loeb & Loeb we believe drawing on the talents of a diverse pool of attorneys and staff creates a workplace environment that allows us to attract and retain a diverse workforce and to serve our clients more effectively and creatively as a result.
Recruiting and Retention
The Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Committee assists and monitors Loeb & Loeb’s ongoing efforts to promote and achieve its diversity goals, especially the goal of meaningfully increasing the representation and retention of women and minority lawyers at all levels of the firm. The committee advises firm management regarding procedures for enhancing the recruitment, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys, and provides input on ways to integrate diversity goals into everyday decision-making, policies and management practices.
Affinity Groups
Loeb & Loeb attorneys and staff members are active in four affinity groups: Attorneys of Color, LGBT, Women and Parents. These groups provide a voluntary support network designed to create a more inclusive culture, enrich the work environment, and identify solutions and strategies that help the firm recruit, develop, advance and retain talented attorneys. Through thoughtful discussion of topical issues and identification of best practices, our affinity group members are able to drive meaningful change and promote a culture of collaboration and positive action.

Encouraging the professional growth and development of our attorneys is an important focus at Loeb & Loeb. It is key to the success of our attorneys, our firm and our service to clients. Our mentor program provides associates with the structure and framework needed to build skill sets and develop valuable professional connections. Through both informal and formal mentoring, senior lawyers share their experience, knowledge and insight to help guide associates on the path to become future firm leaders.

Community Outreach
Our commitment to diversity is enhanced by our active involvement as members and sponsors of several organizations that support and reflect our diverse society, such as the California Minority Counsel Program and Lambda Legal. We also participate in programs that promote diversity in the legal profession, including the recently expanded Judicial Intern Opportunity Program from which the ABA Section of Litigation places law students of color and those from disadvantaged backgrounds into judicial internships.

In addition, we are a signatory of the Diversity Statement and Policies promulgated by the New York City and Los Angeles County Bar Associations. Both of these initiatives call upon law firms to hire diverse incoming classes and to maintain this diversity as associates rise in seniority and are considered for partnership.


To learn more about any of Loeb & Loeb’s diversity initiatives, we invite you to contact our Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Committee co-chairs:

Theresa Davis 
321 North Clark Street
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60654
[email protected]

Channing Johnson
10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel 310.282.2322
[email protected]

James Taylor
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154
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