Kevin Spencer - McDermott Will & Emery


Kevin Spencer focuses his practice on tax controversy issues. Kevin represents clients in complicated tax disputes in court and before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at the IRS Appeals and Examination divisions.

In addition to his tax controversy practice, Kevin has broad experience advising clients on various tax issues, including tax accounting, employment and reasonable compensation, civil and criminal tax penalties, IRS procedures, reportable transactions and tax shelters, renewable energy, state and local tax, and private client matters. After earning his Master of Tax degree, Kevin had the privilege to clerk for the Honorable Robert P. Ruwe on the US Tax Court.

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  • Print Media LLC, Cerberus YP LLC, Tax Matters Partner v. Commissioner (Tax Court Docket No. 2716-21)
  • Lisa Mather v. Commissioner (Tax Court Docket No. 14444-21)
  • Prime Healthcare Services – Montclair LLC v. Commissioner (Tax Court Docket No. 6721-19 (2019))
  • Illinois Tool Works, Inc. v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo. 2018-121)

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  • Lexology Legal Influencers, Q2 2021
  • Super Lawyers
  • Washington DC’s Top Lawyers


Georgetown University Law Center, LLM, with distinction, 2002
University of Miami School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1996
Mary Washington College, BS, cum laude, 1992

District of Columbia

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