Brian W. Kittle: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Brian W. Kittle

New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 506 2187

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Tax Controversy
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 506 2187
Fax: 212 849 5987
University University of New England, B.S., cum laude, 1998
Law SchoolState University of New York, Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2003; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, with distinction, 2004
Admitted2004, New York; 2006, Illinois; US Tax Court; US Court of Federal Claims; US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


FC Harlem Board of Directors

Organizer and Moderator of the Tax Controversy In-House Forum

American Bar Association

New York Bar Association


Since joining Mayer Brown, Brian W. Kittle has been a member of Mayer Brown’s Tax Controversy & Transfer Pricing practice. Brian represents clients in all facets of tax controversy, including administrative proceedings, contested hearings, litigation and appellate matters. His controversy experience includes major corporate tax matters. Brian frequently assists clients in using IRS alternative dispute resolution initiatives, such as Pre-Filing Agreements, and has broad experience handling audits and IRS Appeals. Brian also has extensive experience defending against civil tax penalties and protecting taxpayers’ evidentiary privileges, including the attorney client privilege and work product protection in the current business and IRS environment concerning tax accrual workpapers, in tax controversies. His litigation experience includes extensive trial work in various Federal Courts including the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims and several United States District Courts, and appellate advocacy in various United States Courts of Appeals.

Brian also has deep experience with all aspects of intercompany transactions. He has advised on intercompany financing arrangements as well as other tangible and intangible intercompany transfers of property.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Brian began his career serving as law clerk and attorney advisor to Hon. Joseph Robert Goeke of the United States Tax Court from 2004 to 2006.

Brian is regularly recognized as a leader and rising star in tax controversy and speaks often at conferences on tax controversy matters.

Mayer Brown was recently named Tax Controversy Team of the Year in the Legal 500 United States Awards 2014. Mayer Brown is 'among the best' and fields a large team...dedicated exclusively to tax controversy and transfer pricing, said Legal 500 and its sources in the 2014 US edition. The firm's extensive experience spans the full gamut of controversy work, from administrative appeals to litigation in the trial court and at appellate court level.


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Deductibility of Settlement Payments: US First Circuit Rejects the IRS’s Interpretation of Talley and Section 162(f)
Hayden D. Brown,Geoffrey M. Collins,Brian W. Kittle, August 22, 2014
In Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that taxpayers can meet their burden of proving that a government settlement was compensatory—and thus deductible—with evidence beyond the settlement’s terms. Thus, if the settlement agreement...

Supreme Court Issues A Taxpayer Favorable Opinion in United States v. Clarke
Geoffrey M. Collins,John T. Hildy,Brian W. Kittle, June 30, 2014
The Supreme Court held on June 19, 2014, that taxpayers are entitled to examine IRS agents in a summons-enforcement proceeding where taxpayers “point[] to specific facts or circumstances plausibly raising an inference of bad faith.” The Court held that circumstantial evidence could meet...
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Brian W. Kittle

1675 Broadway
New YorkNY 10019-5820


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