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Leslie J. Schneider

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Les is a CPA and attorney — when he's not playing competitive tennis and ping pong — and he's one of the leading practitioners in the U.S. in the area of income tax accounting and inventories. He has represented over half of the companies in the Fortune 500, as well as the leading accounting firms in the U.S.

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Les' practice is concentrated on accounting methods, the timing of revenue and expenses, the valuation of inventories, and capital v. expense issues.  Les is most often recognized for his three-volume treatise, Federal Income Taxation of Inventories, published by Matthew-Bender.  Les has developed a reputation as the premier attorney in the United States in the field of tax accounting and inventories. He has represented over half of the companies in the Fortune 500, as well as most of the leading accounting firms in the United States on various matters. His work involves tax planning, providing consultations on specific problems, structuring transactions, and the design and adoption of various types of inventory methods. He handles the full panoply of controversies from IRS examinations, to IRS Appeals cases, to litigation. In the tax planning area, one of his strengths is to provide instant assessments of tax issues in the tax accounting area. 

In addition to Les' accounting credentials, he was a gold medal winner for achieving the highest grade on the CPA examination in the State of Maryland. Upon graduation from law school, he was the youngest attorney on the staff of the Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, as well as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy of the U.S. Treasury Department. For several years, he taught a course in income tax accounting in the graduate tax program at Georgetown University Law Center. He has been recognized as one of the leading tax lawyers in the various rating services, including Who's Who Legal, The Worlds' Leading Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers. Les has been individually ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of DC's top tax lawyers multiple times, most recently in 2018.

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Education

Georgetown University Law Center, 1971, J.D.

  • Georgetown Law Journal, Member, Board of Editors, 1970 - 1971
  • Order of the Coif

University of Maryland, 1967, B.S., magna cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions

District of Columbia

Maryland

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Claims Court

Government Service

Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Treasury, 1971-1973

Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Tax Policy, 1973

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Tax Section, Tax Accounting Committee

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Tax Accounting Technical Resource Panel

Honors & Awards

Gold medal winner for achieving the highest grade on the CPA examination in the State of Maryland.

Recognized as one of the leading tax lawyers in the various rating services, including Who's Who Legal, The Worlds' Leading Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers.

Recognized by his peers in Chambers' World's Leading Lawyers as one of the four top tax lawyers in Washington, D.C.

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