Andrea Macintosh Whiteway is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm's Washington, D.C., office. She is the head of the Firm's Pass-Throughs practice.
She has substantial experience in sophisticated tax planning involving the use of partnerships, including in the dispositions and acquisitions of real estate and operating businesses, complex partnership transactions, real estate investment trust (REIT) tax status and tax structured dispositions of real estate involving REITs, corporate acquisitions and mergers, corporations and structuring private REITs. She has extensive experience advising clients on bankruptcy related tax issues, workouts and restructurings. Andrea also advises on forward and reverse like-kind exchanges and exchanges of tenancy in common interests in real estate.
Andrea has been recognized by Chambers USA and has been listed in the 2008 to 2012 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of tax law. She has also been selected as a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. She is ranked by The Legal 500 United States as a leader in her field and has been recognized in Super Lawyers. Andrea is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has the highest rating by AVVO, an independent lawyer rating service.
Andrea has the honor of being the first woman to serve as chair of the Real Estate Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. She is current Vice Chair of the Federal Taxation of Real Estate committee of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. She is also a former member of the steering committee of the District of Columbia Bar Section of Taxation and a past Chair of its Pass-throughs and Real Estate Committee. Andrea is an active member of Urban Land Institute and serves on its Small Scale Development Council. She also serves on the Tax Policy Advisory Committee of the Real Estate Roundtable and is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
Andrea is the author of approximately 100 professional articles and has delivered more than 100 lectures on tax topics at conferences across the United States, including at the Tax Executives Institute, NYU Federal Tax Institute, Texas Federal Tax Institute, Tulane Tax Institute, ABA Tax Section Meetings, AICPA Conferences, ALI-ABA and Practising Law Institute seminars, University of Texas School of Law Tax Conference, Federal Bar Association and District of Columbia Bar Association programs.
Andrea was recognized as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women for 2007 by The Daily Record which presents this award to "high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring." In addition, she is the executive director of the Washington, D.C., Center for Public Interest Tax Law, a nonprofit corporation that provides pro bono representation to low-income taxpayers before the U.S. Tax Court. She has also chaired committees of the Junior League of Washington.
Andrea is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.