Donald J. Fitzgerald

Donald Fitzgerald has been with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP for over 30 years. He served for 16 years in the firm's Washington, DC office as a member of Tax Practice Group and handled tax legislative and regulatory matters. This included proposed legislative formulation, advocacy and commentary on behalf of clients as well as advising clients regarding legislative proposals. and proposed tax regulations. He has applied for and received many private letter rulings from the IRS National Office on behalf of clients.

Mr. Fitzgerald's practice focuses on federal and state income taxation including transactional matters, controversies, administration and regulations, ruling requests and other tax matters. Transactional matters include planning and advising regarding international tax matters as well as U.S. domestic matters. He performs these services for corporations, partnerships and individuals. The industry groups to which these services are rendered are diverse and include financial institutions, real estate, and nonprofits.

Mr. Fitzgerald previously served for five years in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C. He served as assistant to the Chief Counsel and as Assistant Branch Chief (Corporate) in the Interpretative Division. At the time, the Interpretative Division advised other parts of the IRS National Office on policy matters including published and private rulings and tax litigation matters.

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Areas of Practice 1) Distressed Asset, 2) Energy & Natural Resources, 3) Financial Services and Banking, 4) Government Relations, 5) Healthcare, 6) Mergers and Acquisitions, 7) Not-For-Profit Organizations, 8) Tax, 9) Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and 10) Venture Capital
Law School Georgetown University (LL.M., 1977); Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1973)
Education University of North Carolina (A.B., 1967)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association
Most recent firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
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