Jean A. Pawlow represents businesses and individuals on significant tax controversy matters. She previously served on the Firm's Management Committee and Finance Committee, and as chair of the Tax Controversy Practice.
Jean has nearly three decades of experience in the field. She has handled transfer pricing issues under Code Section 482, tax advantaged transactions, tax accounting issues, insurance tax matters, the tax treatment of financial instruments, foreign tax credit and research credit issues, leveraged leases, credit card interchange and original issue discount (OID), excise taxes, reasonable compensation, estate and gift tax issues, and charitable contribution deductions. She also advises on California and District of Columbia tax controversies.
Jean has litigated cases before US district and appellate courts, as well as the US Tax Court, the US Court of Federal Claims and the US Supreme Court. She also has extensive experience with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures, including fast-track settlement, rapid appeals, post-appeals mediation, pre-filing agreements and compliance assurance process (CAP) audits. She frequently represents clients who are being audited by the IRS Global Wealth Industry Group.
Jean writes and speaks frequently on tax controversy matters and has appeared on CBS and CNBC. She is the contributing editor of a 2016 book on global tax controversies.