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Neil Kimmelfield Joins Lane Powell’s Tax Group

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Portland, Ore. – Lane Powell is pleased to announce Neil Kimmelfield has joined the firm as a Partner in the tax group, bringing 25 years experience as a tax attorney. He will work in the firm’s Portland office.

Kimmelfield comes to Lane Powell from Ball Janik LLP, where he was a tax partner for 11 years. Prior to 1993, Kimmelfield was a partner in a Washington, D.C., tax law firm, where his practice emphasized business entity tax issues and tax controversies of large corporations. He has litigated tax cases in several federal courts, has helped to structure numerous real estate and business transactions, and regularly advises clients on tax issues.

From 1984 to 1988, Kimmelfield served in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy, where his responsibilities included the portions of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 dealing with tax shelters, alternative minimum tax, and taxation of U.S. possessions. He is the author of the three-volume treatise Taxation of Passive Activities, as well as numerous articles on topics in taxation law.

Kimmelfield earned his A.B. (with honors in Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College, and his J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School.

He is admitted to practice in Oregon, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, and Federal Circuits.

Lane Powell’s tax practice consists of 19 attorneys. The tax group provides tax planning and advice to clients on federal, state, local and international tax matters, including assistance with tax rulings, tax audits and appeals to tax agencies and the courts. The tax group represents clients and provides specialty expertise in a number of industries, including service, manufacturing, transportation, retail, technology based, and various emerging sectors.