Alston & Bird is pleased to announce that Brian E. Lebowitz has joined the Firm in the Washington, D.C. office as Senior Counsel in the International Tax and Federal Income Tax practice groups.
Mr. Lebowitz's practice over the past 20 years has been devoted primarily to representing corporations in both domestic and international tax matters. He has extensive experience in international transfer pricing (including the negotiation of advance pricing agreements), structuring business transactions of various types, the taxation of debt instruments and other financial products, and tax valuation issues. He also advises generally on the application of economic analysis in tax and other legal matters. Mr. Lebowitz previously practiced at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he was Of Counsel.
Mr. Lebowitz received his J.D. in 1980 from Stanford Law School, where he was an article editor for the Stanford Law Review. After law school, he clerked for The Honorable Thomas Gibbs Gee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He also received a Ph.D. in economics in 1977, as well as an M.Phil. in 1975 and an M.A. in 1974, from Yale University. He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, in 1972 from Amherst College and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Lebowitz has published articles on a variety of subjects. His most recent publications are “In Search of the Perfect Code” (Legal Times, July 25, 1999, at S25) and “Transfer Pricing and the End of International Taxation” (84 Tax Notes 1523 (1999)). He also co-authored with two economists “Using Tax Exempt Bonds to Finance Professional Sports Stadiums” (78 Tax Notes 1663 (1998).
Mr. Lebowitz is a member of the Tax Sections of both the American Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Circuit) and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the National Tax Association, the American Economic Association, the American Law and Economics Association, and the Committee on Taxation of the United States Council for International Business.