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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  • 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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  • State Tax Notes 2011, Top 10 Tax Lawyers and Top 10 individuals who influenced tax policy and practice
  • The Legal 500 United States 2018
  • Tax Controversy Leader, International Tax Review 2016 and 2017


  • 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


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

District of Columbia
North Dakota

Stephen P. Kranz

Insights & Events / Media

June 4, 2015

District Of Columbia's Transfer Pricing Enforcement Program and Combined Reporting Regime: Taking ...

April 27, 2015

If Congress Doesn't Address Remote Sales Taxation, States Will

November 10, 2014

The Role of Trade Associations and Coalitions in Forming State Tax Policy

July 21, 2014

Who Pays Your Lawyer? A Scorecard of SALT Attorney Fee Provisions

June 2014

Current Issues in State and Local Tax: Capital Allocation Effects and Lessons ...

May 12, 2014

Alenia Offers Refund Opportunities for D.C. Corporate Taxpayers

April 22, 2014

Good News, Bad News: Sanctioning the D.C. Office of Tax and ...

April 14, 2014

D.C. Court Gives Taxpayers Another Path to Fight OTR

March 4, 2014

Locking In Economic Development Incentives To Minimize Risks

February 25, 2014

Just Say No to the Standard Voluntary Disclosure Agreement

February 18, 2014

Fix It or Go Home: Revising the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act

February 10, 2014

What’s In and What’s Out for SALT in 2014

February 2014

How the U.S. Supreme Court's Denial of Certiorari in Overstock.com ...










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