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Robert B. Stack Appointed U.S. Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary for International Tax Policy


Ivins, Phillips & Barker is proud to announce that Bob Stack has been appointed by the President as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs in the Office of Tax Policy at the US Department of the Treasury, effective as of March 11, 2013, where he will succeed Manal Corwin.  Mr. Stack has been the head of Ivins’ international tax practice group since he joined the firm in 2007.  In his new role, Mr. Stack will be the official representative of the Administration’s tax policy interests in international settings.  He will be supervising and working closely with former Ivins partner Danielle Rolfes, who is currently serving as the Treasury Department’s International Tax Counsel.

“Bob is a terrific lawyer, and we’re sorry to lose him as a partner. As citizens, though, we’re glad that Treasury will have the benefit of his leadership,” said Bob Wellen, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Tax Group.  Les Schneider, a partner in the firm’s Income Tax Accounting Group, commented “Bob’s expertise in international tax matters is unsurpassed, and we think he will be the ideal representative for the nation’s tax policy interests around the world.”

While at Ivins, Mr. Stack advised clients on a wide variety of international tax matters and represented both businesses and individuals.  His work included structuring both inbound and outbound ventures, the establishment of efficient cross-border structures, the formation of joint ventures and private equity funds, and all aspects of international mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Stack practiced with a nationally known team of Ivins' corporate and international tax experts, including Eric Fox, Les Schneider, Bob Wellen, Pat Smith, Jeff Moeller, Josh Brady, Alex Sadler, David Sherwood and John Bates.

Prior to joining Ivins, Mr. Stack spent 16 years at the national law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr where he was co-chair of the tax group.  He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984, where he was editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Law Journal.  After graduating, he clerked for Judge Thomas A. Flannery of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Justice Potter Stewart (Ret.) of the United States Supreme Court. 

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