Rich Sun

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Taxation
  • International Tax
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Federal Tax
  • Tax
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0833
Fax: 202-637-3593
University University of Michigan, B.A., with high honors, Economics; University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science
Law SchoolUniversity of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
Admitted2012, New York; District of Columbia

Rich Sun advises multinational corporations on federal taxation matters, including tax controversy, tax planning and insurance-specific tax issues.

Prior to joining Sutherland as an associate, Rich participated in the firm's Summer Associate Program in 2011 where he assisted with tax, ERISA, trusts and estates, and litigation matters. He also worked on research memorandums and case summary updates on matters such as federal income tax transferee liability, ERISA proprietary fund litigation and life/non-life consolidated group earnings calculations.

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Named to the 2012 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll


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Virtual Reality: IRS Provides Guidance on the Treatment of Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currency Transactions
Robert S. Chase,Jonathan Goldman,Daniel R.B. Nicholas,Amish M. Shah,Rich Sun, April 4, 2014
On March 25, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2014-21 (the Notice), which provides guidance regarding the tax treatment of Bitcoins and other virtual currency through a series of “frequently asked questions” (FAQs). The Notice provides that virtual currency is...
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Rich Sun

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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