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Stephen F. Gertzman

Stephen F. Gertzman is widely considered the nation’s preeminent lawyer in the area of tax accounting. His treatise, Federal Tax Accounting (Warrant, Gorham & Lamont, 1988, 2d Ed. 1993), is generally recognized as the leading authority on the topic and is used by many colleges, universities and law schools. Over the years, his advice has been sought by the Treasury and IRS on matters of tax accounting. His writings have been cited in a number of court decisions.

Before joining Miller & Chevalier, Mr. Gertzman was at Ernst & Young LLP for more than 12 years, where he served as its National Director of Federal Tax Accounting and its Director of Accounting Methods and Inventories. Before then, Mr. Gertzman was a partner for more than 20 years at the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP. His practice covers tax planning, changing methods of accounting, representing clients administratively before the IRS and litigating tax issues. He has represented taxpayers in a wide variety of industries, from small, closely held businesses to the nation’s largest, publicly held corporations. More >

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Over his more than 40 years of practice, it is difficult to find a tax accounting or inventory issue with which Mr. Gertzman does not have some prior client representation and experience. View representative engagements
Government Experience
Corporate Experience
Rankings and Recognition
  • Chambers USA: Tax (District of Columbia), 2011 - 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Litigation & Controversy - Tax, 1987 - 2017
  • International Tax Review: Tax Controversy Leaders (U.S.), 2015
  • Legal 500: Tax: Tax Controversy, 2012
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Advisory Trustee, Southern Federal Tax Institute
  • Trustee Emeritus, Georgia Federal Tax Conference
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
Foreign Languages
  • J.D., University of Florida School of Law, with high honors, Order of the Coif, 1972
  • M.A. (Accounting), University of Florida, 1970
  • B.S.B.A., University of Florida, with high honors, 1968