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Brian Dunkel


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Georgetown University School of Law, Washington, DC; LL.M in Taxation, May 2009

Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA; Juris Doctor, May 2008

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 2003

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Brian focuses his practice on international tax controversy and litigation, representing individual and corporate taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service during all phases of the tax controversy and litigation process. In addition, he counsels clients on international tax matters, including outbound planning for U.S.-based clients, inbound planning for foreign clients, cross-border business support and counsel, and resolving tax controversies involving international issues.

Brian previously gained valuable experience at multiple national accounting firms, including EY, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In these roles, he advised clients on both the procedural and substantive rules of U.S. international taxation of inbound and outbound transactions, international financing structures, multinational reorganizations, public offerings, withholding, reporting and compliance. Brian focused on inbound taxation and cross-border payment regimes, including treaty interpretation, FATCA, Chapter 3/Qualified Intermediaries, FIRPTA, back-up withholding, CRS, and AML/KYC.

Brian earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, his law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law and his master’s in taxation from Georgetown University School of Law.

Professional Affiliations

  • Georgia Bar Association: Tax Section