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Eric Solomon

Eric Solomon


Washington, DC, USA


Eric Solomon recently retired as the Co-Director of Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department in Washington, DC.  Eric has advised clients on a wide range of transactional and tax policy issues.  He has over 40 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.

Eric has received numerous awards for his government service.  In recognition of his contributions at the Treasury Department, Eric received the Alexander Hamilton Award, which is the highest award for Treasury service, and the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award.  He has also received distinguished service awards from the Tax Foundation, the Tax Council Policy Institute, Tax Executives Institute, and the taxation sections of the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Texas, and the Federal Bar Association.

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 is Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation.  Eric is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is co-chair of the Practising Law Institute conference on Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions and Dispositions.

 

Eric is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course in corporate taxation.  He received the Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award for Georgetown University’s graduate law programs.

Eric Solomon is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Application of the Step Transaction Doctrine in the Corporate Setting - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Acquisitive D Reorganizations - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
A Short History of Tax Shelters - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
A Short History of Tax Shelters - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Corporate Transactions Open Discussion - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018
Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2019, Thursday, January 31, 2019
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Corporate Transactions Open Discussion - Corporate Transactions Open Discussion, Monday, October 22, 2018
Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs - Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs, Monday, October 22, 2018
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Thursday, January 31, 2019
Transcripts  Transcripts Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Corporate Transactions Open Discussion - Corporate Transactions Open Discussion, Monday, October 22, 2018
Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs - Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs, Monday, October 22, 2018
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Thursday, January 31, 2019
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Corporate Transactions Open Discussion - Corporate Transactions Open Discussion, Monday, October 22, 2018
Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs - Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs, Monday, October 22, 2018
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Thursday, January 31, 2019
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation (February 13–14, 2017) (PowerPoint slides) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Monday, February 26, 2018
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation (January 23, 2019) (PowerPoint slides) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2019, Tuesday, January 22, 2019
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Friday, October 26, 2018, New York, NY
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2019, Thursday, January 31, 2019, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2019, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, New York, NY
Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2019, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Chicago, IL
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2019, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2019, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Chicago, IL
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2019, Wednesday, December 04, 2019, Los Angeles, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2019, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, New York, NY
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