David S. Raab

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

David S. Raab

David S. Raab

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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David Raab is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Raab is the global Chair of the Tax Department and formerly served as global Co-chair of the Transactional Tax Practice and Chair of the New York Tax Department. His practice focuses on corporate and partnership taxation.

Mr. Raab has considerable experience representing leveraged buyout, venture capital and hedge funds, investment banking companies, real estate investment trusts and other public and privately owned corporations. He also represents partnerships and limited liability companies with respect to tax matters pertaining to mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, divestitures, public financings and administrative and judicial tax controversies.

Mr. Raab handled the tax aspects of formation of a number of large investment funds, as well as stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, public offerings of debt and equity securities and other corporate restructuring transactions for a number of corporations, private equity firms, banks and underwriters including AMC Entertainment, Inc., BC Partners, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Energy Capital Partners, General Electric Corporation, Host Marriott Corporation, Irving Place Capital, Markit, Neff Rentals, Nestle U.S.A., Odyssey Partners, Onex Corporation, Royal DSM and The Carlyle Group .

Mr. Raab is regularly recognized in Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US for his domestic and international tax work.

Mr. Raab is a former President of The Tax Club of New York City. He has authored a number of articles for various tax publications.

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David S. Raab
Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 1988

Cornell Law School, located in Ithaca, New York, is a graduate school of Cornell University and one of the five Ivy League law schools. The school confers three law degrees. The school has three law journals that are student-edited: the Cornell Law Review, the Cornell International Law Journal, and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Additionally, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that is published by Cornell Law faculty.

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Founded in 1915, the Cornell Law Review is a student-run and student-edited journal that strives to publish novel scholarship that will have an immediate and lasting impact on the legal community. The Cornell Law Review publishes six issues annually consisting of articles, essays, book reviews, and student notes.

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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.

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The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), Net Health Systems, Inc., Level Equity Management LLC, Silversmith Management LP purchase Tissue Analytics, Inc.

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Platinum Equity Advisors LLC purchases Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.

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Trane Technologies Plc purchases Accudyne Industries LLC /Precision Flow Systems Bus from The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), BC Partners Ltd., Accudyne Industries LLC

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Admitted to the New York Bar
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