My Career Aspirations : A Case Essay

2136 WordsNov 7, 20169 Pages
INTRO AND CAREER ANALYSIS My career aspirations are to become a tax attorney or tax lawyer. I have wanted to be a lawyer ever since second grade when we did a mock trial in the classroom. It was only recently that I narrowed down my concentration to a specialized field in taxation. As a tax attorney, my job will include handling “a variety of tax-related issues for individuals and corporations” (Lawyers: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2015). My job will also include “[helping] clients navigate complex tax regulations, so that they pay the appropriate tax on items such as income, profits, or property” (Lawyers: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2015). An example for what I may do for a corporation is advise them “on how much tax” they need “to pay from profits made in different states to comply with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules,” and also comply with state and local rules (Lawyers: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2015). COMPANY ANALYSIS The company I have chosen to analyze is Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, one of the most prestigious law firms in the United States that grosses over one billion dollars a year. Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom (Skadden) is a Multinational Corporation located in 5 of the 7 continents. For over 60 years, “Skadden has provided legal services to the corporate, industrial, financial and governmental communities around the world in a wide range of high-profile transactions, regulatory matters, and litigation and controversy issues.”
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