Tax Law Pathway

Explore how tax law is applied within these practice contexts.


  • Advise individuals on divorce and personal injury settlements, charitable and intra-family gifts, and estate plans
  • Advise individuals, partnerships and corporations on structuring businesses to minimize taxes, designing tax-efficient employee compensation arrangements and determining tax reporting requirements
  • Advise non-profits on how to maintain their tax-exempt status
  • Advise governments on effective tax policy & implementation


  • Determine the tax consequences of client transactions
  • Arrange transactions to achieve client goals in the most tax-efficient manner
  • Structure new or existing organizations
  • Operate in a variety of business contexts, such as real estate, health care, agriculture or public and private securities
  • Assist with variously sized transactions involving members of one small community, several small corporations or a number of multi-national enterprises


  • Negotiate with the Internal Revenue Service, or state tax agencies, to reach agreement on a taxpayer’s correct tax liability
  • Advocate in court for a particular application of tax law
  • Appear before various courts, such as state and local courts, the U.S. Tax Court, District Courts, Circuit Courts, or even the Supreme Court.

Public Policy

  • Draft new or amended regulations at the Department of Treasury or state tax agencies
  • Analyze current or proposed laws at the Joint Committee on Taxation
  • Create tax law as a politician in state, local or federal governments
  • Engage in litigation strategies to shape judicial interpretation of tax statutes and regulations

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