Jeffrey H Paravano


Jeff Paravano has a broad-based tax practice involving tax controversy and tax litigation; corporate, partnership, and venture capital transactions; and domestic and cross-border tax planning. He also represents clients' interests before enforcement officials, federal policy makers, and on Capitol Hill. Jeff also serves as Managing Partner of BakerHostetler's Washington, D.C., office and previously served as firmwide Chair of the firm's Tax Group, which is among the largest law firm tax practices in the United States. Before returning to the firm from Treasury in 2003, Jeff served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Tax Policy, at the United States Department of Treasury. While at Treasury, Jeff was responsible for providing advice on a wide range of tax policy and technical issues, including tax legislation and corporate, partnership, REIT, and financial sector tax guidance.

Jeff has assumed numerous positions of service in academia and to the legal profession. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, where he has served in various capacities, including as Chair of the Affiliated and Related Committee and Chair of the Committee on Government Submissions. He has been an adjunct professor in the LL.M. tax programs at Georgetown University Law Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Law and has served on the Editorial Advisory Boards of various tax publications. Jeff has written and lectured extensively on tax topics and has chaired numerous tax programs, panels, and task forces. He routinely is among those named in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who Legal and "Super Lawyers," and was a past president of the Tax Club and Editor-in-Chief of The Tax Lawyer.

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center (1993) with distinction
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (1991) magna cum laude
B.S.B.A., John Carroll University (1988) cum laude

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