McLaughlin & Stern's tax group provides advice and assistance regarding international, federal, state and local income, estate, gift and other taxes, in commercial, individual, not-for-profit and estate contexts. Firm clients range from large multinational corporations to individuals and families, many of whom reside or have interests outside the United States.

The firm's tax group works closely with clients to devise tax-efficient structures and strategies in the context of business transactions, personal financial planning, charitable activities, executive compensation arrangements and formulating settlements of civil litigations. The firm has often focused on the particular tax problems of persons involved in the creative and performing arts. In view of the global nature of the firm's practice, many of the issues addressed involve international tax considerations.

McLaughlin & Stern also maintains a vigorous tax controversy practice and represent clients in administrative forums as well as in the courts.