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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 on a 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.

Eric has received numerous awards for his government service.  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.

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 a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and has been an officer of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. 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:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks International Tax Issues 2016 (Chicago), Chicago, IL
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Taxable Transaction Alternatives (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016, Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation (PowerPoint slides) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2017, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A Short History of Tax Shelters - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017
Advanced Topics in Joint Venture Formations: Planning and Strategies for Intangibles Under Section 197, Contingent Liabilities, and Considerations for Tax Distribution Provisions (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017
Taxable Transaction Alternatives (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters A Short History of Tax Shelters - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Application of the Step Transaction Doctrine in the Corporate Setting - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Acquisitive D Reorganizations - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
A Short History of Tax Shelters - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2017, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs - Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs - Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs, Friday, October 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2017, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, December 06, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Chicago, IL
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitons, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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