Kevin Spencer - McDermott Will & Emery


Kevin Spencer focuses his practice on tax controversy issues. Kevin represents businesses and high-net worth individuals in complicated tax disputes in federal court (US Tax Court, District Court, Court of Federal Claims, and US Circuit Courts of Appeals) and before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at the IRS Appeals and Examination divisions.

In addition to his tax controversy practice, Kevin has experience advising clients on various tax issues, including tax accounting, civil and criminal tax penalties, IRS procedures, reportable transactions, and tax shelters. 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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  • Prem and Venkamma Reddy v. Commissioner (Tax Court Docket No. 26415-22)
  • Henry and Susan Samueli v. Commissioner (Tax Court Docket No. 25811-22)
  • Valerie Lindsey v. Commissioner (Tax Court Docket No. 23432-22)
  • Estate of Stanley F. Fulton v. Commissioner (Tax Court Docket No. 7200-22)
  • Growmark, Inc. v. Commissioner (Tax Court Docket No. 9076-17)

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  • JD Supra, Readers’ Choice Awards, Top Author – Tax, 2024
  • Lexology Legal Influencers Q2, 2021


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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