Sam K. Kaywood , Jr. - Alston & Bird LLP

Sam K. Kaywood , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001

Sam Kaywood is a co-chair of the Federal Income & International Tax Group. Sam concentrates his practice on federal income tax and international tax, including cross-border M&A and joint ventures, as well as in-bound investments into the United States. Sam has worked on virtually all forms of cross-border investments, with substantial experience in Canada, Europe, China and Latin America. He is particularly active in structuring investments and acquisitions in Latin America, including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.

Sam is a frequent author and speaker on international tax topics, including those related to Latin America. He has spoken before numerous professional organizations, such as the International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Tax Executives Institute, Atlanta Tax Forum, Georgia Tax Conference and has given speeches in cities across the country and in several foreign countries. Sam is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and inThe Best Lawyers in America for his tax expertise. He was the chair of the ABA Tax Section Committee on U.S. Affairs of Foreigners and Tax Treaties and active with the International Fiscal Association. Sam is an Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law where he teaches International Tax.

Babson CollegeBS 1979Emory UniversityJ.D. 1986
Lex MundiInternational Bar AssociationABA Tax Section International Fiscal Association

Case History

  • Structured the sale of operations in Ireland, Spain and The Netherlands on behalf of a multinational food and beverage company.
  • Represented a U.S. manufacturer in connection with a $2.5 billion acquisition of European operations
  • Represents a worldwide financier in connection with investments in 25 countries.
  • Handled international restructurings, including the use of Benelux holding companies and SPVs.
  • Handled numerous IRS audits at Exam and Appeals levels for over 25 years.
  • Worked on many international, technology-related arrangements, including the use of offshore licensing and R&D arrangements.

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law (International, State and Local Tax)