WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 2, 2008) — Andrea Macintosh Whiteway, a tax partner in McDermott Will & Emery's Washington, D.C. office, has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.
The American College of Tax Counsel was created to foster and recognize the excellence of its members and to elevate standards in the practice of the profession of tax law; to facilitate scholarly discussions and examination of tax policy issues; and to provide additional mechanisms for input by tax professionals in development of tax laws and policy. Fellows in the College are a select group of tax attorneys who have practiced for at least 10 years and have dedicated their careers to the tax field. Nominees are required to have provided exceptionally high-quality professional services to clients, the bar and the public. As a result, selection as a Fellow is a high honor reflecting substantive contributions to the field of tax law.
Ms. Whiteway has substantial experience in counseling clients on matters involving sophisticated tax planning for dispositions and acquisitions of real estate and operating businesses, partnership transactions, REIT tax status and tax structured dispositions of real estate involving REITs, corporate acquisitions and mergers, S corporations and structuring private REITs. She was listed in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of tax law. She serves as vice chair of the Real Estate Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, and is a former member of the Steering Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Section of Taxation and a past Chair of its Pass-throughs and Real Estate Committee. Ms. Whiteway is the author of more than 80 professional articles and has delivered more than 100 lectures on tax topics at conferences across the country. She was recognized as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women for 2007 by The Daily Record which presents this award to "high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring."
McDermott Will & Emery has one of the largest and most comprehensive law firm tax practices in the world, advising our clients on all tax-related areas, including corporate, employee benefits, private clients, state and local taxation, and international matters. Our depth of experience and sophisticated resources enable us to serve every tax need of our clients. We provide our clients with innovative ideas and sound judgment.