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Michael J. Desmond

Michael J. Desmond

The Law Offices of Michael J. Desmond, APC

Santa Barbara, CA, USA


After serving as a law clerk for a Federal judge in Los Angeles, Mike began his career in tax controversy as a Trial Attorney with the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  After the Justice Department, Mike worked at a boutique tax firm in Washington, D.C., where he was elected partner in 2004.  Mike returned to government in 2005, serving as Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Department of Treasury through 2008.  As Tax Legislative Counsel, Mike was the Department’s senior legal advisor on domestic tax issues, testifying before Congress and working with senior IRS officials on a broad range of tax policy, legislative and regulatory matters.  Following his tenure at the Treasury Department, Mike spent several more years as a partner in a global law firm before starting his own practice in January 2012.
Michael J. Desmond is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines and Legal Ethics - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017
Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines and Ethics (Chicago and San Francisco)(PowerPoint slides) - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Friday, June 09, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines and Legal Ethics - Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines and Legal Ethics, Friday, June 09, 2017
Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues - Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues, Friday, October 27, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines and Legal Ethics - Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines and Legal Ethics, Friday, June 09, 2017
Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues - Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines and Legal Ethics - Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines and Legal Ethics, Friday, June 09, 2017
Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues - Exploring the Limits of the Evolving Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines and Related Ethics Issues, Friday, October 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017, Saturday, June 24, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
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