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 has...Continue Reading
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. 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.
Prior to joining EY, David was an attorney in the Passthroughs and Special Industries division of the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service.David was the principal author of the income tax regulations under Section 1411 of the Internal Revenue Code (Net Investment Income Tax). 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 earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University. He received a J.D. from University of Pittsburgh, where he was the co-founder of The Pittsburgh Tax Review. He also earned a LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, and has served as an adjunct professor in the same program since 2009. 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.