John J. Rooney

Director, Washington National Tax Office, KPMG LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Seton Hall; J.D., University of Virginia

JOHN J. ROONEY is a director in the Washington National Tax office of KPMG...

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JOHN J. ROONEY is a director in the Washington National Tax office of KPMG LLP.   Professor Rooney specializes in the taxation of partnerships, LLCs, and other pass-thru entities with an emphasis on the use of partnerships in international joint ventures and corporate mergers and acquisitions.


            Before joining KPMG, Professor Rooney was an Associate Tax Legislative Counsel with the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he was extensively involved with legislative developments and regulatory guidance involving corporations, partnerships, and other pass-thru entities.  Professor Rooney has also been a principal and a director in the Washington national tax offices of two other international accounting firms and was a partner with the Washington D.C. law firm of Miller & Chevalier.  He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Seton Hall University, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was a Notes Editor for the Virginia Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.


            Professor Rooney is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and the Tax Section’s Partnership Committee.  He has authored and co-authored articles appearing in numerous publications, including The Journal of Passthrough Entities, Tax Management Memorandum, and the Practicing Law Institute.  John has also lectured at many conferences, including the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia bar, the California Bar Association, and the Southern Federal Tax Institute.


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