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


  • 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

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

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

San Antonio, Texas / Speaking Engagements / September 17-20, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / August 5, 2017

Tax Notes / State Tax Today / March 20, 2017

Webcast / McDermott Event / February 23, 2017

Tax Notes / State Tax Notes / January 23, 2017

Global Tax Weekly / June 4, 2015

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

State Tax Notes / April 27, 2015

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

State Tax Notes / November 10, 2014

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

State Tax Notes Special Report / July 21, 2014

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

Taxes—The Tax Magazine / June 2014

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

Tax Notes / State Tax Today / May 12, 2014

Alenia Offers Refund Opportunities for D.C. Corporate Taxpayers

Tax Notes / State Tax Today / April 22, 2014

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

State Tax Today / April 14, 2014

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

State Tax Policy Exchange / March 4, 2014

Locking In Economic Development Incentives To Minimize Risks

Tax Notes / February 25, 2014

Just Say No to the Standard Voluntary Disclosure Agreement

Tax Notes / February 18, 2014

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

Tax Notes / February 10, 2014

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

IPT Tax Report / February 2014

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

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