Tax Law Pathway

What Tax Lawyers Do

Tax lawyers:

  • Help clients structure, implement, enforce or comply with the tax laws
  • Represent individuals, businesses, non-profits and governments
  • Navigate complex statutes, agency regulations, case law, administrative rulings and agency pronouncements – and business and family arrangements subject to taxes
  • Practice in law firms, large and small, accounting firms, government agencies and committees administering tax laws, small and large businesses as in-house counsel

Related Pathway: Government Practice

Who Might Enjoy This Specialty?

You might enjoy practicing tax law if you are:

  • Skilled at navigating complex statutes and regulations
  • Able to simplify complex topics for clients
  • Seeking a legal area that offers a baseline of legally certain results
  • Attracted by a legal field that offers opportunities for specialization focusing on one area of tax law or even several particular provisions of the tax code

Last updated 6/18/2014