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Ivins Alum Honored as 2015 Tax Person of the Year

Tax Notes

Ivins, Phillips & Barker is proud to congratulate former partner Robert B. Stack for his recognition as Tax Person of the Year for 2015 by Tax Notes.

As the lead U.S. delegate to the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs, Mr. Stack represented U.S. interests in the OECD base erosion and profit-shifting (“BEPS”) project.  His work on the multiyear BEPS project includes several key accomplishments such as the preservation of the arms-length standard in transfer pricing, introduction of the country-by-country reporting rules, and protection of U.S. multinationals from new digital economy rules that would have subjected them to additional foreign taxes on the sale of digital goods and services.  Noted for his technical tax expertise and ability to build consensus, Mr. Stack will continue to have an influential role in shaping international tax policy.

Mr. Stack was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs at the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in March 2013.  Prior to his appointment, Mr. Stack led Ivins’ international tax practice group and advised clients on a wide variety of international tax matters, working with a nationally known team of Ivins’ corporate and international tax experts, including Eric Fox, Les Schneider, Pat Smith, Jeff Moeller, Alex Sadler, David Sherwood, and Doug Andre.

Another prominent Ivins alumnus, Robert H. Wellen, was recognized as a finalist for the award, based on the impact he has had since he was appointed Associate Chief Counsel (Corporate) of the Internal Revenue Service in May 2015.

About Ivins, Phillips & Barker

Founded by two of the original judges on the United States Tax Court in 1935, Ivins, Phillips & Barker is the leading law firm in the United States exclusively engaged in the practice of federal income tax, employee benefits and estate and gift tax law.  Our decades of focus on the intricacies of the Internal Revenue Code have led numerous Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller companies, independent tax professionals, tax exempt organizations, and high net worth individuals to rely on us for solutions to some of the most complicated and sophisticated tax planning problems as well as for complex tax litigation.  We provide expert counsel in all major areas of tax law, and we offer prompt and efficient attention, whether with respect to the most detailed and intricate of issues or for rapid responses to emergencies. 

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