Tax law deals with the laws and regulations that govern the tax process. Tax law affects nearly any activity that has economic consequences, but tax lawyers often focus in a specific area, including: corporate tax, international tax, partnership tax, tax litigation, state and local tax, and executive compensation. Depending on the practice, a tax attorney will often be involved in analyzing, creating, and implementing complex transactions from the tax perspective, counseling clients on the tax results of specific transactions, monitoring new and pending tax legislation and explaining their consequences to clients, and litigating the tax treatment of controversial tax positions. Tax attorneys are employed in a large variety of practice settings, including large law firms, boutique tax firms, accounting firms, federal and state government agencies, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and even tax courts.
- Federal Bar Association, Section on Taxation
- American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
- DC Bar, Section on Taxation
- Chambers Tax Summary
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