- International Tax
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Tax Controversy & Litigation
- Federal Tax
- Insurance Taxation
- Insurance M&A and Demutualizations
- Insurance Products
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0906|
|University ||Augustana College, B.A., summa cum laude|
|Law School||University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., magna cum laude|
|Admitted||1980, Illinois; 1981, District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; Supreme Court Illinois; Superior Court District of Columbia; Court of Appeals District of Columbia|
Member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Committee on Insurance Companies
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
With more than 30 years of representing clients in the insurance industry, Dennis Allen brings a creative combination of tax, insurance, product development and tax accounting experience to his counseling of major insurance and reinsurance groups, insurance intermediaries and large commercial insureds. Dennis actively works with his clients to design and develop innovative insurance and reinsurance products. He advises on the tax implications of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, insurance company restructurings, and business acquisitions. In addition, Dennis represents clients in tax controversy matters.
Before attending law school, Dennis worked as a certified public accountant. He has taught university courses in business law, auditing and accounting.
Sutherland attorney represents insurer before U.S. Tax Court.
Attorney designs credit insurance program.
Attorney advises mutual insurer in restructuring.
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Validus Affirmed for All the Right Reasons - The FET Does Not Apply to Wholly Foreign Reinsurance Transactions
Dennis L. Allen,Thomas A. Gick,Jeffrey H. Mace,Michael R. Miles,Mary E. Monahan, June 1, 2015
On May 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the result of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. v. U.S., 19 F. Supp. 3d 225 (2014), which was the first case to involve a challenge to the Internal Revenue Service’s...
IRS Releases Favorable Private Letter Ruling on “Taxable Annuity.”
Dennis L. Allen,Thomas A. Gick,Jeffrey H. Mace,Michael R. Miles,William R. Pauls, April 16, 2015
On April 10, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released PLR 201515001 (Oct. 10, 2014), favorably addressing a “taxable annuity” - essentially, a deferred annuity contract supported, in part, by subaccounts, each of which invested solely in a single publicly available mutual fund. Not...
Final Rules on Compensation Deduction Limit for Health Insurers
Dennis L. Allen,Adam B. Cohen,Thomas A. Gick,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, September 29, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Treasury (Treasury) have issued final regulations under section 162(m)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (Code), which limit the deduction certain health insurers may claim for compensation payable to their employees and...
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