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Mitchell S. Thompson


Mitch Thompson is the deputy practice group leader of the Squire Sanders Taxation & Benefits Practice Group and focuses his practice on corporate taxation and international tax matters. He has extensive experience advising clients on US, non-US and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, restructuring, transfer pricing and financing transactions.

Prior to rejoining Squire Sanders in 2004, Mitch served for six years as global tax counsel for several automotive businesses at TRW Inc., then a multinational automotive and technology company. While at TRW, Mitch had tax law and planning responsibility for acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures ranging in value from US$11 million to more than US$1.5 billion. In addition, Mitch oversaw transfer pricing planning and legal compliance for several operating divisions and contributed to key corporate tax initiatives including TRW’s acquisition by the Northrop Grumman Corporation and the subsequent disposition of various business divisions by Northrop.

Since returning to Squire Sanders, Mitch has had lead tax responsibility advising clients on numerous mergers and acquisitions and transfer pricing projects for listed companies, private equity and cross-border funds with an emphasis on complex, cross-border transactions.

Mitch is a Six Sigma Green Belt and co-leader of Squire Sanders’ Legal Project Management initiatives.

Mitch has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2007. He has also been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2011, a distinction honoring the top five percent of lawyers in the state.

Mitch is a frequent speaker on tax topics and is the coordinator of the Cleveland International Tax Forum, an officer of the Tax Club of Cleveland and a member of the Executive Committee of the Cleveland Tax Institute. Mitch is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Case Western Reserve University School of Law Center for Business Law and Regulation.

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Case Western Reserve University, LL.M., Taxation, 2001
Case Western Reserve University, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1994
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1991


Ohio, 1994
U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
U.S. Tax Court

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