Prior to his death in 2008, Harrison McCawley was an attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1955 to 1960. For the next twelve years he served as a staff attorney with the Joint Committee on Taxation, followed by eight years as Refund Counsel at the JCT, eventually becoming the committee’s chief counsel. Following his retirement from government in the late 1970s, he joined the Washington, D.C., firm of Silverstein and Mullens and wrote and edited Tax Management Portfolios™ that were published by the Bureau of National Affairs (now Bloomberg Tax). He retired from law practice in 2001 but continued to edit and write management portfolios and provide tax advice.
LL.B., Harvard Law School (1951)
A.B., Princeton University (1948)
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
This Portfolio examines the tax treatment of debt-instrument issuers and holders under §1271 and reviews the original issue discount rules and Treasury regulations interpreting them.