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Lane Powell

601 S.W. Second Avenue
Suite 2100
Portland, OR, 97204-3158


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2013
RecognitionOregon Super Lawyers2012
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2012
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2011
RecognitionOregon Super Lawyers2011
RecognitionOregon Super Lawyers2010
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2010
RecognitionOregon Super Lawyers2009
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2009
RecognitionOregon Super Lawyers2008
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2008
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2007
RecognitionOregon Super Lawyers2007
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2006
RecognitionOregon Super Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell PC2004 - Present
PartnerBall Janik LLP1993 - 2004
PartnerLee, Toomey & Kent1988 - 1993
N/AOffice of Tax Policy, U.S. Treasury Department1984 - 1988
AssociatePeabody, Lambert & Meyers1981 - 1984
AssociateKirkland & Ellis1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Taxation SectionExecutive Committee, Member2006 - Present
Oregon Business AssociationMember, Business & Finance Committee2005 - Present
Oregon Business AssociationMember, Education Committee2004 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Taxation SectionChair2012 - 2012
Oregon Business AssociationChair, Education Committee2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Metro One Telecommunications, Inc. v. Commissioner, 9th Cir. (2012), aff'g 135 T.C. 573 (2010)See
Hutchinson, et al. v. Commissioner, 166 T.C. 172 (2001)See
Abbott, et al. v. United States, 231 F.3d 889 (2d Cir. 2000), aff'g 76 F. Supp. 2d 236 (N.D.N.Y. 1999)Summary judgment for United States
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Vassar CollegePolitical ScienceAB1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon Financing Roundtable ConferenceExploring New Markets Tax Credits in Oregon2013
New Markets Tax Credit ConferenceTrue Debt Considerations – Leverage Loans and QLICIs2013
Real Estate ConferenceTaxation of Carried Interests2012
New Markets Tax Credit ConferenceUnderstanding Tax Consequences of the NMTC Put Option2012
Mid-Valley Tax ForumPartnership Tax Issues in Real Estate Joint Ventures2012
Third Annual Solar Power Projects and Permitting ConferencePolicy and Incentives Update2011
New Markets Tax Credit ConferenceReporting Considerations for Troubled Debt2011
11th Annual Oregon Tax InstituteCodification of the Economic Substance Doctrine — The Impact on Tax Practice2011
Solar Power ConferenceFederal Incentives for Solar Energy2010
Real Estate Joint Ventures, Current Challenges, Strategies and OpportunitiesMaximizing the Bottom Line: Working Through the Partnership Tax Issues2010
New Markets Tax Credit ConferenceNew Markets Tax Credits - Back-End Structuring2010
Future Energy ConferenceEnergy Project Financing Fundamentals2010
Financing Renewable Energy ConferenceCombining the Subsidies – Twinning PTC, ITC or Treasury Grants with New Markets Tax Credits2010
Tax Section Luncheon SeriesReturn Preparer Penalties and Circular 230 – Selected Topics for Tax Advisors2009
New Treasury Guidance for Grants in Lieu of Tax Credits, Leveraging the New Option for Financing Renewable Energy ProjectsTreasury Guidance for Cash Grants in Lieu of Tax Credits Under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 20092009
Renewable Energy ConferenceRebates, RETCs, State Tax Credits & More2008
Oregon/Washington Tax InstituteWritten Federal Tax Advice - Regulation and Risks2008
OLI Conference - Going Green: Advising Clients in the New World of SustainabilityMonetizing Tax Credits2008
Oregon Society of CPAs - Real Estate ConferenceReading Partnership and LLC Agreements2007
Oregon Society of CPAs - Accounting & Auditing ConferenceMaking Sense of FIN 482007
Lane Powell/KPMG Joint SeminarFIN 48 Reality Check: Compliance in the Real World2007
Strafford Tax CPE BriefingsFIN 48 Compliance: Are you Ready? New Accounting Methods For Uncertain Income Tax Positions2006
New Markets Tax Credit Investors ConferenceNew Markets Tax Credits Basics2006
Oregon Tax InstituteFederal Income Taxation - Selected Recent Developments2005
NYU Institute on Federal TaxationTax Treatment of Employment-Related Damages, Settlement Agreements, and Early Retirement Incentive Payments1997
NYU Institute on Federal TaxationRecent Developments in the Income Tax Treatment of Employment-Related Damages1996
NYU Institute on Federal TaxationCorporate Alternative Minimum Tax1994
NYU Institute on Federal TaxationApplication of the New Section 469 Regulations in a Real Estate Development Scenario1990