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Eric Solomon

Eric Solomon

EY

Washington, DC, USA


Eric Solomon is the Co-Director of Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department in Washington, DC.  Eric advises clients ona wide range of transactional and tax policy issues.  He has more than 35 years of tax experience in private practice and government service.

Eric served as Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from December 2006 to January 2009.  As Assistant Secretary, he headed the Office of Tax Policy, which serves as the primary advisor to the Treasury Secretary on legal and economic matters relating to domestic and international taxation.

Eric joined the Office of Tax Policy in 1999.  He served in both the Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations. He was Senior Advisor for Policy, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) and Deputy Assistant Secretary (Regulatory Affairs) prior to his 2006 confirmation as Assistant Secretary.

In recognition of his accomplishments at the Treasury Department, Eric received the Alexander Hamilton Award, which is the highest award for Treasury service, and the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award. The Tax Council Policy Institute presented Eric its first Pillar of Excellence Award for his contributions in the field of tax law and policy. The Tax Foundation and the Tax Executives Institute presented him their Distinguished Service Awards. The Taxation Section of the Federal Bar Association presented Eric the Kenneth H. Liles Award for Distinguished Service. He also received an outstanding achievement award from the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Texas and the first Distinguished Service Award presented by the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California.

From 1996 to 1999, Eric was a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Mergers and Acquisitions group in Washington, DC. Previously, he was Assistant Chief Counsel (Corporate) at the Internal Revenue Service, heading the IRS legal division responsible for all corporate tax issues. He began his career with law firms in New York City and was a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Philadelphia.

Eric received his A.B. from Princeton University (Phi Beta Kappa), his J.D. from the University of Virginia and his LL.M. in taxation from New York University. He was formerly a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association, and was Vice Chair for Government Relations for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. Eric is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course in corporate taxation. He received the 2012-2013 Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award for Georgetown University’s graduate law programs.

Eric Solomon is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters A Short History of Tax Shelters - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Acquisitive D Reorganizations - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, October 21, 2015
A Short History of Tax Shelters - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, October 21, 2015
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters A Short History of Tax Shelters - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2015, Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation (PowerPoint slides) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2016, Monday, February 22, 2016
Publicly Traded Partnerships (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2016, Tuesday, April 26, 2016
A Short History of Tax Shelters - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2016, Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2015
Web Segment  Web Segment Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2016, Wednesday, February 24, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Wednesday, February 24, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Wednesday, February 24, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2016, Wednesday, March 02, 2016, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2016, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016, Tuesday, October 18, 2016, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016, Wednesday, November 02, 2016, Chicago, IL
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016, Wednesday, December 07, 2016, Los Angeles, CA
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