Ivins, Phillips & Barker drafted the country’s first 401(k) and cafeteria plans for its Fortune 100 clients and played a leading role in lobbying Congress to enact the Internal Revenue Code sections that make these employee benefit designs possible.
Ivins successfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take the United Dominion case – the first Supreme Court case on a consolidated return issue in 67 years. In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in our client's favor.
Ivins partner Les Schneider authored the definitive legal treatise on the federal income taxation of inventories, a reflection of the unsurpassed expertise that our firm possesses in the tax accounting field.
Ten of our partners are listed in Best Lawyers in America, and we are consistently ranked by Chambers USA as a leading tax and benefits law firm. Over half of the Fortune 500 have sought our advice in tax and employee benefits matters.
Our estate planning attorneys build relationships that stand the test of time. We have worked with multiple generations of some of America’s most prominent families on their most sophisticated wealth planning and closely held business challenges.