Washington, D.C., February 11, 2013 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that firm Member Marc J. Gerson was elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC) by the Board of Regents of the College.
"It is an honor to be elected to the Counsel," Gerson said, "and to join the ranks of so many lawyers who have made significant contributions in the field of taxation."
To be eligible for nomination to the College, a lawyer must have been in practice for at least ten years and devoted the principal part of the time in practice to tax and tax-related matters. In addition, the lawyer must have demonstrated an exceptional degree of professional commitment to the practice of law through active involvement in the work of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), by planning or speaking in tax seminars and programs, through holding office in tax committees or sections of regional state or local bar associations, through significant legal writing or teaching in the field of taxation or by holding a responsible tax administration position with the federal government.
"The firm is thrilled that the American College of Tax Counsel elected Marc as a Fellow," said Patricia Sweeney, Chair of Miller & Chevalier's Tax Department. "Though his tireless work in tax policy, his government service, his dedication to the Tax Section of the ABA and his numerous educational and speaking opportunities, Marc clearly exemplifies the election criteria set forth by the Counsel."
The College includes about 700 tax lawyers. Gerson joins four other Miller & Chevalier tax lawyers who are Fellows in the College: Dennis Bedell, Stephen Gertzman, Lawrence Gibbs and Thomas Zehnle.
About Marc Gerson
Marc Gerson's practice focuses on federal tax policy, providing strategic advice and representation to clients before Congress, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He also maintains a sophisticated domestic and international tax planning and controversy practice.
He previously served as Majority Tax Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means, where he provided policy and technical analysis with respect to the development and evaluation of tax legislation. He counseled the Committee on issues related to international taxation, corporate taxation, tax shelters, financial services taxation, taxation of pass-through entities, tax-exempt bond financing and tax accounting methods.
Gerson acted as the staff liaison to Committee members, the Senate Finance Committee, the Joint Committee on Taxation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He served as counsel on all major tax legislation enacted in the 109th Congress, including the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005, the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 and the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006.
Prior to joining the Committee staff, Mr. Gerson worked as Segment Tax Counsel for Textron Inc., a Fortune 200 multi-industry company, where he was responsible for all tax functions of its fastener and industrial product business segments.
About Miller & Chevalier's Tax Practice
Miller & Chevalier is widely recognized as a leader in tax matters, with one of the nation's most impressive records for successfully resolving complex tax issues for clients around the globe. The firm's lawyers have achieved extraordinary outcomes for clients and have litigated hundreds of tax cases in the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the Federal District Courts, the Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court, including several of the largest tax cases of record.
About Miller & Chevalier
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Patricia J. Sweeney, Chair, Tax Department, Miller & Chevalier, 202-626-5926
Marc J. Gerson, Member, Tax Department, Miller & Chevalier, 202-626-1475
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