Kevin Spencer Esq.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Kevin Spencer is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office.  He is a member of the U.S. & International Tax Practice Group and focuses his practice on tax controversy and litigation issues.  Kevin represents clients in disputes before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Internal Revenue Service Appeals and Examination Divisions, and the Internal Revenue Service National Office. 
     Kevin has had significant tax controversy experience involving such matters as the treatment of credit card fees and other OID, credit card rewards programs, estate tax, change in method of accounting issues, so-called “LILO” and “SILO” transactions, and numerous other tax advantaged transactions.
     From 2002 to 2004, Kevin clerked for the Honorable Robert P. Ruwe of the U.S. Tax Court.  Before becoming a tax lawyer, Kevin practiced general commercial litigation for five years with a small, boutique law firm in Miami, Florida.
Kevin is a member of the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee for the Washington, D.C., office.  He is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University Law Center.  Kevin is a frequent writer and lecturer on tax controversy and litigation issues.  He has given numerous presentations on these topics, which can be viewed here.  He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Florida. Kevin has been listed in SuperLawyers, and Washington D.C.'s Top Lawyers.
LL.M, Georgetown University (2002) with distinction
J.D., University of Miami School of Law (1996) cum laude
B.S., Mary Washington College (1992) cum laude

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
625 T.M., Obtaining Information from the Government - Disclosure Statutes (co-author)