Dennis P. Bedell
Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.
dbedell@milchev.com
202-626-5930
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Dennis P. Bedell

Dennis Bedell assists taxpayers in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, hard minerals, steel, real estate, hotels, gas and electric utilities, technology, and hedge funds, with their significant federal tax issues.  He has handled tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as in a variety of courts, and has assisted with the issuance of innovative financial instruments and with complex transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, and joint ventures.  While his practice has emphasized financial products, financial derivatives, natural resources, partnerships, and international tax issues, Mr. Bedell has represented clients in a wide breadth of tax issues.  With his more than 40 years of practice, he brings to a client's problems judgment honed by wide experience, including more than 30 years of teaching graduate law students as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
Government Experience
  • Assistant Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress, 1970 - 1971
  • Assistant Legislative Counsel, Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress, 1969
  • Legislation Attorney, Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress, 1967 - 1968
  • Legislation and Regulations Division of the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, 1964 - 1967
Corporate Experience
Rankings and Recognition
  • Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award, Georgetown University Law Center, 1997 - 1998
  • The Best Lawyers in America®:  Litigation & Controversy - Tax and Tax Law, 1987 - 2017
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®: Tax, 2009 - 2016
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Member, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association
  • Fellow, The American College of Tax Counsel
  • Former Chair, Natural Resources Committee Section of Taxation
  • Former Chair, Taxation Committee, District of Columbia Bar
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
Clerkships
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Education
  • J.D., The University of Michigan Law School, 1964
  • A.B., Harvard College, 1961