Overview


Stephen (Steve) P. Kranz is a tax lawyer who solves tax problems differently. Over the course of his extensive career, Steve has acquired specific skills and developed a unique approach that helps clients develop and implement holistic solutions to all varieties of tax problems. He combines strategic thinking with effective skills for the courtroom, the statehouse and the conference room.

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Results


  • On behalf of Microsoft Corporation, won the pivotal case in the District of Columbia challenging the jurisdiction’s transfer pricing audit methodology
  • On behalf of a Firm client, obtained a complete settlement concession from the District of Columbia resulting in zero additional tax due on a substantial transfer pricing assessment

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Recognitions


  • Recognized by Netchoice as the “Tax Master”
  • State Tax Notes 2011, Top 10 Tax Lawyers and Top 10 individuals who influenced tax policy and practice
  • Chambers USA, 2021, US Taxes: Contentious
  • Legal 500 US, 2018 and 2021
  • Tax Controversy Leader, International Tax Review 2016 and 2017

Community


  • Business Advisory Council, Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, former president
  • District of Columbia Bar, State and Tax Committee, member and former chair
  • Tax Foundation, board of directors

Credentials


Education
Drake University Law School, JD, with honors, Order of the Coif, 1992
University of North Dakota, BA, magna cum laude, 1989

Admissions
District of Columbia
Minnesota
North Dakota

Stephen P. Kranz

Insights & Events / Media

Tax Notes / July 12, 2021

Virtual Conference / Sponsored Events / November 2020

International Law Office / September 24, 2020

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / August 11, 2020

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / May 8, 2019

Dallas, TX / Speaking Engagements / April 24, 2019

Phoenix, AZ / Speaking Engagements / October 24, 2018

Philadelphia, PA / Speaking Engagements / October 23, 2018

Nashville, TN / Speaking Engagements / October 19, 2018

Wells, CA / Speaking Engagements / October 1, 2018

Seattle, WA / Speaking Engagements / September 19, 2018

Tax Notes / September 17, 2018

Los Angeles, CA / Speaking Engagements / July 28, 2018

Lake Tahoe, NV / Speaking Engagements / June 28, 2018

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