Joseph Calianno Esq.

Joseph Calianno is a partner and the International Technical Tax Services practice leader in the Washington, D.C., office of Grant Thornton LLP. He practices in all areas of international taxation and assists the firm and its clients with complex international issues. He regularly advises clients on issues relating to cross-border restructuring and financing, Subpart F provisions, foreign tax credit planning, tax treaties, and global tax rate reduction. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Calianno spent several years in private practice at the Washington, D.C., national tax office of Coopers & Lybrand, and at a large law firm, where he advised clients on tax law, including international, corporate and partnership taxation.

Calianno was previously a special counsel to the deputy associate chief counsel (international) in the Office of Chief Counsel for the IRS. As a special counsel, he was the technical adviser to the associate and deputy associate chief counsel (international) and was involved in reviewing international tax regulations, revenue rulings, notices, technical advice memorandums (TAM), private letter rulings (PLR), and providing technical advice to IRS field offices. He also served as an assistant branch chief in Branch 6 (corporate) in the Office of Chief Counsel, where he reviewed corporate taxes, public guidance projects, PLRs and TAMs. 

MBA, New York University Stern School of Business
LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
J.D., Villanova University School of Law
B.S., Accounting, University of Scranton

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
910 T.M., Partners and Partnerships - International Tax Aspects (co-author)