David H. Kirk


Executive Director, Personal Financial Services, Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., Syracuse University; J.D., University of Pittsburgh; LL.M. (Taxation), Georgetown

David is an Executive Director within the Personal Financial Services practice of Ernst & Young's National Tax Department in Washington, DC.  Throughout his career, David...

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David is an Executive Director within the Personal Financial Services practice of Ernst & Young's National Tax Department in Washington, DC.  Throughout his career, David has focused primarily on the taxation of Individuals, Trusts, S Corporations, and Partnerships and financial planning for high-net-worth family groups.

Prior to joining EY, David was an attorney in the Passthroughs and Special Industries division of the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service.  Within Chief Counsel, David specializes in federal income taxation of Estates & Trusts, S Corporations, and Partnerships (Subchapters J, K, and S of the Internal Revenue Code), and certain other tax matters of general applicability to individuals and estates & trusts.  Most notably, David was the principal author of the income tax regulations under Section 1411 of the Internal Revenue Code (Net Investment Income Tax) and Revenue Procedure 2013-30 (Unified Late S Corporation Elections).  David is the author of forthcoming Bloomberg-BNA Tax Management Portfolio on the Section 1411 tax expected to be published later this year.

Before joining Chief Counsel, David was an associate in the tax practice of Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, David spent eight years in the Private Client Advisors group of Deloitte Tax LLP.

David is a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Public Accountant in the District of Columbia.  He is a member of the Bar in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.   David lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children.