A Tax Partner in the New York office of Akerman LLP, Mr. Stechel represents corporate, partnership and individual clients in the areas of income tax and benefits planning as well as tax controversies and advocacy. He is a member of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association and the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and serves on a number of committees within those sections.
Mr. Stechel is an Advisory Board member of Bloomberg Tax and is the author of Entertainment, Meals, Gifts and Lodging-Deduction and Recordkeeping Requirements and Travel and Transportation Expenses-Deduction and Recordkeeping Requirements, both of which are Portfolios within the Tax Management U.S. Income Tax series from Bloomberg Tax.
In addition, Mr. Stechel has contributed numerous articles to the Journal of Taxation, the Tax Management Real Estate Journal and other leading professional publications, and is a frequent lecturer on tax-related topics. Mr. Stechel also serves as a member of the liaison committee with private tax practitioners established by the Commissioner of Revenue Services of the State of Connecticut. Mr. Stechel has been selected annually as a New York Super Lawyer since 2006. Mr. Stechel earned an LLM. in Taxation from New York University, a J.D. from Cornell Law School, and a B.A. from City College of New York where he graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
LL.M., Taxation, New York University Graduate School of Law
J.D., Cornell Law School
B.A., City College of New York, magna cum laude
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
This Portfolio explains the substantive and procedural rules for deducting travel, transportation, and commuting expenses and analyzes the problems that arise with self-employment.
This Portfolio explains the rules for deducting business entertainment, gift, and meal costs and for excluding from an employee's income meals and lodging provided by the employer.