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Jonathan Talisman


The Honorable Jonathan Talisman, Capitol Tax Partners, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., J.D., University of Virginia

Jon Talisman is a founding partner of Capitol Tax Partners. Previously, he served as the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy for the U.S. Treasury Department...

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Jon Talisman is a founding partner of Capitol Tax Partners. Previously, he served as the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy for the U.S. Treasury Department during the Clinton Administration. In that capacity, he had supervisory responsibility at Treasury for policy decisions relating to all Federal tax matters, and directly advised the President, the Secretary of the Treasury and other senior Administration officials on matters of tax policy and tax legislative strategy. Mr. Talisman previously had served at Treasury as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy and the Tax Legislative Counsel. Before joining the Treasury Department, Mr. Talisman served as the Chief Minority Tax Counsel of the Senate Finance Committee and as Legislation Counsel to the Joint Committee on Taxation. In his various roles, Mr. Talisman was significantly involved in all major tax legislation, including the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996, and the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Prior to his tenure in government, Mr. Talisman worked in the Washington office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld from 1984 to 1992, where he specialized in transactional tax planning. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors to the Tax Policy Center and was recently chair of the Formation of Tax Policy Committee, American Bar Association Tax Section.

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