Andrew Ratts is a partner in the Tax Practice Group in the firm's Chicago Office.

Areas of Practice

Andrew's practice focuses on federal income taxation, advising various clients on tax issues relating to business formations, acquisitions, divestitures, debt reorganizations, executive compensation, investments, financings, operating joint ventures, leasing, public and private debt/equity offerings and derivatives.

Andrew is frequently involved with tax-advantaged direct investments; private equity and hedge funds; investment funds; real estate and energy credit syndications; project finance; leveraged leasing; mergers; lending; and sales and exchanges. He is particularly experienced with the federal income taxation of pass-through entities, such as partnerships; limited liability companies; S corporations and grantor trusts; and of financial instruments and derivatives.



Leading Lawyer - Renewables & Alternative Energy, Chambers Global, 2023

Leading Lawyer - Renewables & Alternative Energy, Chambers USA, 2021-2023

Recommended Lawyer - Renewables & Alternative Energy, Legal 500 US, 2018-2023

  • Andrew Ratts - Chambers USA 2023
  • Legal500 US Recommended Attorney


Media Mentions

  • Energy Team Joins Sheppard Mullin From Winston & Strawn
    Law360, 03.08.2017

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J.D., Harvard Law School, 1987, cum laude

B.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1984, highest honors


  • Illinois
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