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Mark A. Prater

U.S. Senate Finance Committee
Deputy Staff Director, Chief Tax Counsel
Washington, DC, USA


Mark Prater graduated from Portland State University in 1981 with a B.S. in accounting.  He also obtained a J.D. from Willamette University in 1984 and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida in 1987.  Mr. Prater became a member of the Oregon and Washington State bars in 1984 and a certified public accountant in Washington in 1986.  He practiced with Touche Ross from 1984 to 1986 and a Portland law firm, Dunn, Carney et al. from 1987 to 1990.  From January 1990 through November 1993, Mr. Prater served as a tax counsel on the Republican staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.  Since November 1993, Mr. Prater has served as Chief Tax Counsel on the Republican staff of the Senate Finance Committee and since January 2007, has also served as Deputy Staff Director of the Republican staff.

In September of 2011, Mr. Prater was selected as Staff Director for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, (“JSCDR”) i.e. the Super Committee. 

Mark and his wife Lori live with their son James near Capitol Hill.  When Mark isn’t working, he enjoys watching the Washington Capitals.

Mark A. Prater is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Navigating the New Landscape, Friday, February 02, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Navigating the New Landscape, Friday, February 02, 2018, New York, NY
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