Joe Mikrut has extensive experience in tax legislative and regulatory policy. He joined Capitol Tax Partners, the largest independent lobbying and consulting firm specializing in tax policy in Washington, D.C., as a partner in September 2001, soon after the firm’s formation. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Mikrut served as the Tax Legislative Counsel for the U.S. Treasury Department. He had direct responsibility at Treasury for policy decisions relating to all domestic Federal tax matters, including the President’s budget proposals, other legislation, regulatory guidance, and Treasury reports. Mr. Mikrut oversaw the completion of over 300 guidance projects during his tenure. At the request of the incoming Bush Administration, Mr. Mikrut served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy during the transition period. Before serving as Treasury’s Tax Legislative Counsel, Mr. Mikrut served for ten years on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, first as Legislation Counsel and later as the Associate Deputy Chief of Staff. In that capacity, Mr. Mikrut developed and analyzed legislative proposals, helped in drafting bill language, and wrote tax legislative history. He was extensively involved in all major tax legislation from 1988 through 1998. Previously, Mr. Mikrut was a Tax Manager for Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago where he focused on corporate and utility tax matters. He also served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University. Mr. Mikrut has testified before Congress and the IRS on numerous occasions and has spoken frequently to business and legal groups. He is the past chairman of the Formation of Tax Policy Committee, American Bar Association Tax Section and a member of the Steering Committee, Federal Bar Association Tax Section. Mr. Mikrut holds a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, and a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois. He is a certified public accountant.