B.A., Tel Aviv University; L.L.B., Tel Aviv University; LL.M., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M.B.A., Bar-Ilan University, Israel; M.P.A., Harvard; LL.M., Harvard; LL.M., University of Michigan; S.J.D., University of Michigan
In his more than twenty-five years of experience in both the U.S. and Israel, Dr. Yoram Keinan has developed extensive experience with respect to the domestic and international taxation of financial products and institutions, Tax Policy, The Economic substance Doctrine and related tax principles. He has earned such expertise serving as a partner, senior manager and an associate in several leading law firms and accounting firms in the United States over the past two decades.
Dr. Yoram. Keinan has taught courses on the Taxation of Financial Instruments and Transactions at both the University of Michigan Law School and Georgetown University Law Center, and previously at the University of Florida. He has previously taught classes on Tax Policy and Taxation of Investment Banks at Georgetown Law center, has lectured on Tax Policy and the Economics of Taxation at Harvard University, and taught a class on International Tax at American University. Aside from teaching, he has supervised several doctoral and Masters dissertations, sat in dissertation committees, assisted on admissions, mentored LLM students, provided career advice, and participated in other volunteer activities at the law schools.
Dr. Keinan has written and published many articles over the past 20 years on various topics, many of which have been cited by courts, Congressional reports, IRS, scholars and commentators. Most notably, he is the author of the BNA Portfolio on The Economic Substance Doctrine and has published more than 50 articles in well-regarded publications including the American Bar Association’s “The Tax Lawyer” and Florida Tax Review.
In the past 15 years, Dr. Keinan has been an active member of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Banking Committee, served twice as the chair of the committee, and has presented numerous times at the meetings. He was also involved in other volunteer activity in connection with the Banking Committee, including reports to Congress, Treasury and IRS, diversity and CLE initiatives, Young Lawyers forum and more.
Aside from teaching, Dr. Yoram Keinan is also very active in public service and pro bono matters. Among his notable public service activities are serving as a judge in the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Student Tax Challenge initiative (LSTC) organized by the Section’s Young Lawyers Form, participating in the University of Michigan Law School’s Low Income Tax Clinic, helping low-income Michigan taxpayers resolving tax matters with the IRS, and assisting low-income taxpayers resolving and settling their matters with the IRS as part of the IRS’s settlement day’s initiative.
Dr. Yoram Keinan received his Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) and LLM degrees from the University of Michigan Law School. He also earned a dual master’s degree from Harvard University in International Taxation and Public Administration; an LLM (Taxation) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; an MBA from Bar Ilan University; and BA (Economics) and LLB degrees from Tel Aviv University.