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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 has been an officer and is currently Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. He 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:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 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
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation (February 13–14, 2017) (PowerPoint slides) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Monday, February 26, 2018
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters A Short History of Tax Shelters - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Tuesday, August 01, 2017
A Short History of Tax Shelters - 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
Application of the Step Transaction Doctrine in the Corporate Setting - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment 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
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Thursday, February 22, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs - Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs, Friday, October 27, 2017
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs - Current Issues in Divisive Strategies – Spin-Offs, Friday, October 27, 2017
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 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
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 Acquisitons, 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 2019, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, New York, NY
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