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Big 4 vs Boutique law firm straight out of law school?

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Hello are there any international tax professionals out there who is familiar with GILTI FDII BEAT. I wanted to know your experiences in handling these tasks. Arhhhggg

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Any JD/LLMs here, part of BDO's M&A tax practice, can share any insight? WLB, quality, nature of work, comp., joys, regrets etc.


Hi. I want to transition into a law firm in Chicago. I have been doing SALT M&A for a little under 3 years. Anyone know of any opportunities? Please let me know. Thanks!

Can anyone recommend a good immigration lawyer based in Australia? Would like to move and wondering if I have a shot at a PR visa

Senior comp thread: level, COL, service line, comp


M1 Salary Thread: $189K, ITS HCOL


Any idea of starting A1 salaries/signing bonus (if any) in Dallas for M&A tax (JD/LLM)? I’m interning in a different city right now and hoping to transfer to Dallas for a full time offer.


Should I leave Deloitte for a move to a new city + a mid size firm job in a litigation practice area I’m not interested in, just for the sake of gaining law firm experience? (Been at big 4 one year gr… more

Any big4 lawyers who transitioned to the IRS office of chief counsel (national office)? How do you like compared to big 4? I am particularly concerned about having to be in person (at the office) 2-3 … more

Anyone know how working for the IRS would compare to Big 4?

Do law firms have tracking/trading checks in place like Big 4? If so, is it as strict?

Are there any law firms out there with better comp than Big 4 tax and won’t work you more than 50 hours a week?

Can anyone recommend a good immigration lawyer? Specifically one that can successfully appeal adjustment of status denials? Prefer if they are in Chicago but open for suggestions

I had a non traditional path out of law school because I graduated at the height of the Great Recession and my mother was seriously I’ll with cancer. I’ve worked for 2 big four firms in internal posi… more

Can anyone speak to how the hours/WLB (or lack thereof) compare between B4 and Big Law?


I spoke with my landlord company via email about leaving my lease early due to them not fixing the security gate in September. They agreed to let me out of my lease and now they’re saying I need to si… more

Tips for transitioning from big 4 (ITS) to big law as a JD? Heard getting an LLM is pretty much the only way but not sure if I wanna do that


AMA - Sr Mgr 1 to 6th Year Biglaw.

Any thoughts on leaving M&A tax Senior Associate / manager position for a tax attorney position at the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel? Considering the person would have to take a pay cut t… more


Any thoughts on quality of life, etc. when jumping from PA to big law? The money looks to be a lot better in big law but there is more to life than money. I have smaller kids.


Anyone in B4 M&A tax left to get a JD? Currently a CPA and considering the jump.


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Any thoughts/experiences on Big4 vs law firms? I started at Big4 straight out of law school. Not sure how easy or worth while it would be to transition to a law firm, at some point.


Anyone at PWC ITS?

What groups do you guys work in? Can you comment on the amount of heavy compliance work you do? Any other relevant comments welcome.

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