Joseph Paris is a Member of the Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and District of Columbia Bars, Member of the U.S. Tax Court
Joe is a partner in Linklaters' U.S. tax practice. His practice relates to the federal income taxation of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, other divisive strategies, restructurings, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy workouts, acquisition financing and the use of pass-through entities in acquisitive and divisive transactions, with a particular emphasis on corporate tax planning, the utilization of net operating losses and other tax attributes and consolidated return matters.
Joe is on the advisory boards of the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation and the Federal Bar Association, the editorial advisory boards of Corporate Taxation and the Corporate Business Taxation Monthly, and he is an adjunct faculty member at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a frequent speaker on tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and other divestiture strategies, corporate tax planning, workouts and consolidated return matters.
Previously, he served as chair of the Corporate Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section; council director for the American Bar Association Tax Section's Corporate Tax Committee, Committee on Affiliated and Related Corporations, and Bankruptcy and Workouts Committee; chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section's Committee on Affiliated and Related Corporations and its Subcommittee on Consolidated Returns; co-chair of the 1998-2012 Federal Bar Association Domestic Corporate Tax Symposia; and member of the advisory board of the National Foreign Trade Council, Inc.
Joe has been selected for inclusion in publications including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500 US, Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Washington D.C. Super Lawyers and was recently named Washington D.C. Tax Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers 2012.
- 2012 to date Partner, Linklaters, New York/Washington, D.C.
- 1996 - 2012 Partner, Dewey Ballantine/Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, Washington, D.C.
- 1988 - 1996 Associate, Dewey Ballantine LLP, Washington, D.C.
- 1988 - New York University School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation)
- 1987 - Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
- 1984 - Providence College, B.S., cum laude