Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Wherever global business objectives take his clients, Sam offers an innovative approach to complicated federal and
international tax issues. Over the course of his 30-year career, Sam has worked on virtually all forms of cross-border
Sam Kaywood is a co-chair of the Federal Income & International Tax Group and International Team. Sam concentrates his practice on federal income tax and international tax, including cross-border M&A and joint ventures, as well as in-bound investments into the United States. Sam has worked on virtually all forms of cross-border investments, with substantial experience in Canada, Europe, China and Latin America. He is particularly active in structuring investments and acquisitions in Latin America, including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.
Sam is a frequent author and speaker on international tax topics, including those related to Latin America. He has spoken before numerous professional organizations, such as the International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Tax Executives Institute, Atlanta Tax Forum, Georgia Tax Conference and has given speeches in cities across the country and in several foreign countries. Sam is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in The Best Lawyers in America for his tax expertise. He was the chair of the ABA Tax Section Committee on U.S. Affairs of Foreigners and Tax Treaties and active with the International Fiscal Association. Sam is an Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law where he teaches International Tax.