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JEFFREY Paravano is managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office of BakerHostetler .He has more than 30 years of experience handling tax controversies, tax litigation and tax investigations, structuring transactions and restructuring global enterprises to help minimize worldwide tax rates.

Paravano has a broad-based practice involving tax controversies, tax litigation and tax investigations including tax promoter investigations; structuring corporate, partnership, REIT and venture capital transactions; restructuring global enterprises to help minimize worldwide effective tax rates; bankruptcy taxation; and domestic and cross-border tax planning. He also represents clients’ immediate and longer-term interests before government enforcement officials, federal policymakers and on Capitol Hill, and has served as a tax expert to help parties resolve contractual tax indemnity matters and post-transaction tax disputes.

Paravano also serves as firmwide chair of BakerHostetler’s Tax Group, which is among the largest law firm tax practices in the U.S. Before returning to the firm in 2003, he served as senior advisor to the assistant secretary, tax policy, at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Paravano 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 Corporations 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.

Paravano has written and lectured extensively on tax topics and has chaired numerous tax programs, panels and task forces. He is routinely among those named in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 United States, The 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.

Paravano earned a BSBA, cum laude, from John Carroll University, a JD, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, and an LL.M., with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center.

Married with two children, Paravano traces his Irish roots to counties Galway and Donegal. His great, great grandfather immigrated to the U.S. in 1825, settling in southern central Ohio. A great grandfather, Michael Francis Riley, was born in 1869 in Ironton, Ohio.





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