- International Tax
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Federal Tax
- Insurance Taxation
- Tax Controversy & Litigation
- Insurance M&A and Demutualizations
- Insurance Products
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0908|
|University ||George Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude|
|Law School||George Washington University, J.D., with honors; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., with distinction|
|Admitted||1991, Virginia; 1993, District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
Member, Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Member, Virginia Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Insurance Companies Committee
With nearly 20 years of advising insurance clients on federal tax issues, Kristan Rizzolo helps clients maximize tax efficiency in their business operations. She counsels clients in tax planning, including the tax implications of creating or operating captive insurance companies. Kristan regularly advises global and domestic insurance clients on multinational mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and offshore agreements.
Kristan has extensive experience with the tax controversy and litigation process at the federal level and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court. She advises clients on audits and appeals in addition to representing them on regulatory matters.
Before joining Sutherland, Kristan was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Earlier in her career, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Charles E. Clapp, II of the U.S. Tax Court.
Sutherland counsels a leading global insurance provider on tax issues related to acquisitions and divestitures.
Sutherland advises numerous corporate groups on an array of federal tax policy matters regarding captive insurers.
Sutherland represents client in IRS audit and appeal.
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New FATCA Regulations Address Certain Concerns of the Insurance Industry
Dennis L. Allen,Jeffrey H. Mace,Michael R. Miles,William R. Pauls,M. Kristan Rizzolo, March 10, 2014
On February 20, Treasury and the IRS issued new final and temporary Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regulations. In brief, the new FATCA regulations provide positive changes with respect to several issues raised by the insurance industry, including the treatment of:
IRS Issues Draft FATCA FFI Agreement and Announces Positive New Rules for Insurance Companies
Dennis L. Allen,Jeffrey H. Mace,Michael R. Miles,M. Kristan Rizzolo,Carol P. Tello, November 4, 2013
On October 29, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2013-69, which includes guidance to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) entering into FFI agreements with the IRS and a draft FFI agreement. The Notice also describes some of the changes the IRS intends to make to the recently...
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