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Julia M. Kazaks

Julia M. Kazaks

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Julia M. Kazaks represents clients in all phases of tax controversy and litigation, including federal court proceedings, and Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authority audits and appeals, as well as in alternative dispute resolution venues. Ms. Kazaks participates in litigation before the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court.

The range of issues covered in Ms. Kazaks' practice includes debt/equity characterization, transfer pricing, employee/contractor classification, the economic substance and business purpose doctrines, business and real estate valuation, partnership taxation, income tax accounting questions, taxation of stock options, capitalization principles, transportation excise taxes and proposed exempt status revocation. She regularly represents clients in the financial services, technology, pharmaceutical, energy, natural resources and transportation industries.

Ms. Kazaks also frequently counsels taxpayers and their advisers concerning litigation procedural matters, especially on questions of privilege and confidentiality.

Ms. Kazaks focuses her pro bono practice on criminal defense matters. She has the privilege of representing, together with several colleagues, Danial Williams, who was one of the wrongly convicted "Norfolk Four" granted a conditional pardon in 2009 by Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine.

Ms. Kazaks repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. She also was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the tax law category.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1994
A.B., Political Science and History, Stanford University, 1991

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Professional Experience

Law Clerk, Hon. Thomas F. Hogan, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (1994-1996)

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