Michael R. Louis is a tax attorney and focuses his practice on global tax planning, multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint venture formations, and international tax controversies. Mr. Louis is also an Adjunct Professor of Tax Law at the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he has taught International Tax and the Taxation of Financial Products.
Mr. Louis joined FD Law in 2022 after serving as Senior Tax Counsel for Fluor Corporation, a publicly traded multinational company delivering engineering, procurement, and construction services to a global client base. In that role, Mr. Louis advised on the tax-efficient structuring of cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, financings, internal reorganizations, and multi-jurisdictional master service agreements. Mr. Louis also supported the successful resolution of domestic and international tax audits, arbitration proceedings, and litigation. Prior to that, Mr. Louis was a Tax Partner at McDermott Will & Emery and advised clients on tax matters. Early in his career, Mr. Louis was a Law Clerk in Goldman Sachs’s tax department, where he analyzed the tax consequences financial and organizational decisions may have on the organization and its clients. He also helped review and update the tax department’s federal income tax withholding and reporting compliance guidelines. Mr.Louis was an undergraduate history major and served as a research assistant for Dr. Mike Wallace. He researched and organized primary and secondary source materials on New York City for Dr. Wallace’s work on Greater Gotham: The History of New York from 1898-1919.
B.A. History, St. Francis College, 2004
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2011; New York University School of Law, LL.M (Tax), 2012
New York, 2012