Geoffrey M. Collins

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Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 8633

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Tax Controversy
 
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 8633
Fax: +1 312 706 8119
http://www.mayerbrown.com/people/Geoffrey-M-Collins/
 
University University of Kansas, B.M., 2007
 
Law SchoolCornell Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
 
Admitted2010, Illinois
 
LanguagesEnglish
 
Biography

Geoffrey Collins is an associate in Mayer Brown's Tax Controversy practice. Before joining Mayer Brown, he served as law clerk and attorney advisor to Hon. Richard T. Morrison of the United States Tax Court. Since coming to Mayer Brown in 2011, Geoffrey's practice has focused on tax controversies regarding debt-equity characterization and the economic substance and sham transaction doctrines. Utilizing his tax court experience, he also focuses on privilege and procedural issues.

Geoffrey received his JD magna cum laude from Cornell Law School where he was Order of the Coif and an Editor of the Cornell Law Review.

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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Geoffrey M. Collins

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606




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