- Federal Tax
- Tax Controversy & Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0207|
|University ||Bucknell University, B.S.B.A., magna cum laude|
|Law School||George Washington University Law School, J.D., with highest honors Order of the Coif|
|Admitted||1981, District of Columbia|
Member, Committee on Financial Transactions, American Bar Association
Former Committee Chairman, Subcommittee on International Financial Transactions, American Bar Association
|Born||Teaneck, New Jersey, March 30, 1956|
Cliff Muller advises large, global corporations on their most complex business transactions, developing creative solutions to maximize tax efficiencies and comply with federal tax laws. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Cliff has extensive experience analyzing international issues and structuring international transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, transfer pricing, repatriation techniques, Subpart F planning, currency transactions, principal and finance company arrangements and financial instruments with cross-border implications.
Cliff works regularly with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of the Treasury regarding regulation projects, formal rulings and informal advice, and with Congressional Committee staffs regarding the technical operation of statutory and bill language.
Sutherland acts as tax counsel in $25 billion spinoff.
Sutherland advises P&G on tax considerations in 100 billion debt issue.
Sutherland is tax counsel to Altria in Philip Morris spin-off deal.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers Global: World's Leading Lawyers in the area of international tax (2011-2012, 2015)
Recognized by the Washington Business Journal as the Top Washington Lawyer in the area of tax (2009)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of tax law (2006-2015)
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