- Tax Controversy
- Transfer Pricing
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|University ||University of Illinois, B.A., Finance, with distinction, 1993|
|Law School||Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1996|
|Admitted||1996, Illinois; US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; US Court of Federal Claims; US Tax Court|
Tax Controversy and litigation: John has represented taxpayers in all stages of federal tax controversy, including pre-audit, audit, administrative appeals, and litigation. He is also experienced in representing taxpayers during IRS Fast Track proceedings and in court-supervised mediation. John has also advised taxpayers in connection with competent authority negotiations, advance pricing agreements, and other tax treaty matters.
International tax and transfer pricing: John's practice focuses heavily on defending and structuring transactions with significant transfer pricing implications, including cross-border transfer pricing of tangible and intangible property, shared headquarter services, and cost sharing arrangements. He has advised both US taxpayers with respect to international tax implications of off-shore operations (e.g., Subpart F manufacturing, section 936), as well as non-US taxpayers with respect to the implications of their US activities.
Tax procedure: John has extensive experience defending against civil and criminal tax penalties and in addressing evidentiary privileges in the tax controversy context, including the attorney client privilege and work product protection in the modern business environment in light of IRS policies concerning tax accrual work papers and FASB Interpretation (FIN) No. 48.
John has been recognized as a leading tax controversy adviser in the International Tax Review 2011 Tax Controversy Leaders guide.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 1998, John was with another Chicago law firm.
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.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
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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