Who's Who Legal Selects David Rosenbloom and Christopher Rizek as Leaders in Corporate Tax
David Rosenbloom and Christopher Rizek were named among the world's leading tax practitioners by Who's Who Legal: Corporate Tax. Individuals selected by Who's Who Legal received the highest number of nominations and are seen as thought leaders amongst their peers, corporate counsel, and market sources. In the 2018 issue, Mr. Rosenbloom is listed under the global non-contentious Tax Advisory sector, while Mr. Rizek is under the Tax Controversy sector. The Tax Advisory sector recognizes highly-skilled practitioners handling the world's complex international tax matters and the Tax Controversy sector highlights practitioners representing both domestic and international clients in multifaceted controversy cases.
David Rosenbloom, International Tax
Mr. Rosenbloom's major areas of practice include international tax planning and controversies, including transfer pricing and advance pricing agreements, the foreign tax credit and subpart F, tax treaty issues and competent authority proceedings, financial products and financial institutions, taxation of all forms of inbound investment, and individual tax compliance in a cross-border context. He also has extensive knowledge of financial products and financial institutions, taxation of all forms of inbound investment, and individual tax compliance in a cross-border context. Mr. Rosenbloom served as Tax Policy Advisor for the U.S. Treasury, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), U.S. AID, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank in Eastern Europe and the Baltic countries, the former Soviet Union, Senegal, Malawi, and South Africa. Additionally, he has consulted with and advised foreign governments and international organizations on international tax matters, and served as an expert witness in international tax disputes in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, and Australia. Furthermore, Mr. Rosenbloom is the James S. Eustice Visiting Professor of Taxation and the Director of the International Tax Program at New York University School of Law.
Christopher Rizek, Tax Controversy
Mr. Rizek represents taxpayers in all types of federal civil and criminal tax controversy matters. He also guides clients through IRS audits, prepares administrative claims and protests of IRS actions, and litigates tax and tax-related cases in U.S. district and appellate courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Tax Court. In recent years, he has represented numerous financial and professional firms in connection with IRS examinations of tax shelters and related compliance and professional ethics issues. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rizek served as an Attorney-Advisor and Associate Tax Legislative Counsel with the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Legislative Counsel. While at the Treasury, he was responsible for regulations and legislation involving tax practice and procedure, including the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 (1996) and the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. Mr. Rizek's unique combination of practical and policy-level experience in government has given him special insight into the application of the tax laws and IRS procedures, which has been of great value to many of the firm's clients who are faced with complex tax controversies and litigation.