Howard J. Levine, for more than 30 years, has concentrated in the taxation of like-kind exchanges, international activities, controversy and litigation, and representation before the IRS National Office and Treasury Department. Nationally known as an authority on tax-deferred exchanges, he concentrates on real estate, personal property and multi-asset exchanges, and is author of the BNA Tax Management Portfolio: Tax-free Exchanges Under Section 1031. In his international activities, he works with public and private companies in biotech, electronics, computers, pharmaceuticals, transportation, autos, equipment and apparel manufacturing, entertainment, and intercompany pricing, and with families concerning their international investments. He also co-authored the BNA Tax Management Portfolio: Income Tax Treaties - The Limitation on Benefits Article. A former Assistant Branch Chief in the Litigation Division at the IRS National Office, he has represented a broad spectrum of domestic and foreign clients in tax audits, appellate proceedings and in the U.S. Tax Court. In addition to tax audits and litigation, he represents clients before the Treasury Department and the National Office of the IRS. He has been Adjunct Professor in the LL.M. (Taxation) Programs at Georgetown Law School and George Washington University. He is on the Advisory Boards of the Journal of Real Estate Taxation, the Tax Management International Journal, and The Journal of Global Transactions (CCH). A former chairman of the Sales, Exchanges & Basis Committee of the ABA Tax Section and its Subcommittee on Like-Kind Exchanges, he has also co-chaired subcommittees on U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties of the ABA Tax Section. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association and the International Tax Planning Association.
He received a B.A. from Hunter College, his J.D. cum laude from SUNY at Buffalo, and LL.M. (Taxation) from Georgetown.