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Kenneth E Gray Jr.

Corporate and incorporation Attorney at Washington, DC

4.3   6 reviews

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About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Corporate and incorporation
    30%

    17 years, 25 cases

  2. Tax
    30%

    13 years, 25 cases

  3. Business
    20%

    17 years, 35 cases

  4. International law
    10%

    17 years, 10 cases

  5. Oil and gas
    10%

    12 years, 5 cases

I build legal solutions which create extraordinary value for my clients. Whether I am litigating Tax Court cases, requesting IRS letter rulings, starting up companies, forming partnerships, planning estates, managing wealth, or negotiating an investment, my goal is to provide best of breed legal, tax, and financial services at a reasonable investment. My mission is not just to help clients, but to make sure that my representation puts them in a better position than they were before. I am selective about who I work with as a client, but if you think we can work together to get you the best outcome possible, then let’s talk.

My official title is Managing Partner at Alliance Law Firm International PLLC. This means I do tax matters, wealth management, estate planning, corporate issues for small and medium size business, venture capital, private equity, and natural resources (oil and gas).

I have a long and distinguished career in finance and private equity. I have worked in research at a small West Coast hedge fund, as a private equity manager for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in Washington, and as an equity analyst for ABN*AMRO in Moscow, Russia. I have worked with over 40 private equity and listed market funds, managed a portfolio of over $5 billion, and traveled to dozens of countries in every single continent on Earth except Australia and Antarctica.

I am a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia (2008) and Pennsylvania (2006). I am also admitted to practice before the US Tax Court and other Federal courts. My J.D. is from the Georgetown University Law Center (2004) and I have an MBA from the Yale School of Management (1997).

Specialties: Finance, Russia, Tax, Estates, Private Equity, Technology, Internet, Metals, Emerging Markets, Government, Business

 

Languages: English, Russian, German

Licensed for 16 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 06/08/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kenneth

Alliance Law Firm International PLLC
1627 K St NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC, 20006
Alliance Law Firm International PLLC
600 Grant Street
Suite 660
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Robin Johnson | February 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Do accountants have fiduciary duty to Executrix of the Estate
Mr. Gray legal expertise was invaluable regarding my legal tax matter concerning the practitioner's fiduciary duties to Executrix of the decedent. As a result I am able to move forward with resolving this overdue matter.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Level headed, Professional, Knowledgeable with Passion to Help
I spoke to Ken for an important matter. Speaking with him, every single time, let my stress go away. He provided me accurate, to the point, and a reasonable advice. Ken completed my work in a reasonable time frame and provided status and plan during the engagement. There were NO billing issues whatsoever and in fact they did an additional Tax return without any charge because it made sense for the matter. I can write a long article on my experience. I found Ken respectful, reasonable, trustworthy, and someone who is in the business with passion to help clients. Rare find in the field! I strongly recommend Ken and will return for a business when I need his expertise.
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Posted by Alex K | June 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent knowledge of specific topic
I was very impressed by Kenneth Gray's knowledge and professionalism. After interviewing 6 attorneys we decided to retain his firm. Looking forward to leaving more reviews for them in the future.
Posted by Andrew | April 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quickly and accurately
Kenneth answered the unusual question about a tax return on which I didn't receive an answer from two CPAs, two tax helpers, and three IRS representatives.
Posted by Lisa | September 16, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Taxation and Immigration help
Ken was very helpful in providing us guidance about taxation implications to moving to UK for both U.S. citizen and green card holder. He provided very quick response to inquiry and had the best answer among 5 or 6 attorneys. Initially he was thinking we needed some pre-immigration planning guidance, but after a 30 minute (pro bono) consult, he recommended that it was not needed. Overall, his insight and expertise was very useful as input into our decision making process. We were able to immediately act upon his advice and guidance and were able to avoid significant (and un-needed) attorney fees in the process. I would highly recommend Ken for any taxation and immigration matters.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unprepared
I had an initial consultation with him and even though I had sent him all the key info prior to the call it was clear he had not spent any time reviewing it and instead told me that he did not do that because he was not getting paid for the consultation. We work with a lot of lawyers and I have never seen someone come as unprepared to a first meeting as Ken did.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-295 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Alliance Law Firm International PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Senior Analyst
  • Nickel Capital Advisors
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Manager
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Consultant
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Equity Research
  • Abn Amro Bank N.V.
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Yale University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1997
  • Yale University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1997
  • Haverford College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
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Legal Cases

  • Client v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
  • Settled in favor of Client
  • Private Letter Ruling PLR 2016-08003
  • Client
  • Private Letter Ruling PLR 2016-08004
  • Client

Associations

  • National Association of Tax Professionals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
  • 2004
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • 1996
  • Yale Scholarship
  • Kennedy T. Friend Foundation
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (10)
Endorse Kenneth
Business Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kenneth is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gray has shown a dedication to the community through his involvement on this site, demonstrating a desire to help those who need assistance through careful consideration of various legal questions.I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gray is clearly a knowledgeable attorney in his various practice areas. I endorse him."
Business Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gray's dedication to his clients is unquestioned and his deep legal knowledge is always apparent."
Business Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a lawyer to represent your interests you need Kenneth Gray, Jr. Simply said he is a Great Lawyer. I endorse him!"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gray is a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Business Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Gray. He is a truly asset to our legal community. Very helpful on AVVO and a great expert in the field."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos."
Tax Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gray has consistently shown himself to be an expert and well-versed in many areas of tax law. He should be applauded for selflessly giving his time and knowledge to Avvo users."
Business Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Gray are consistently accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney. I would also add that he is very aware of "professional courtesy", a no longer common art which will help to achieve superior results for his clients."
Tax Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I consulted Mr. Gray on a tax question that was outside my area of expertise. His response was fast and accurate. I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gray demonstrates an excellent knowledge of the law and compassion to help people in need. He has earned respect from his colleagues in the legal industry. I fully endorse him."
Business Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kenneth is well known in the legal community as an effective advocate for his clients."
Tax Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
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