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Tax reform: Transaction strategies for uncertain times

Overview

As is readily apparent in the press, Congress, President Trump and the business community are intensely focused on tax reform in 2017. Multinational corporations, small businesses, financial services entities and investment and private equity funds are all surveying proposed changes, and many are involved directly or through industry associations in efforts to shape the policy discussion.

While the House Ways & Means Committee and the Trump Administration are working on further developing these proposals, business leaders and in-house counsel are faced with the question of how to approach transactions (and, for listed issuers, public disclosures as well) in the face of such uncertainty.