Mark Griffin Esq.

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Mark has been providing Davis & Harman LLP clients with expertise in taxation and insurance law since 1988. He specializes in the federal income tax treatment of life insurance and annuity contracts. His practice area encompasses the federal tax treatment of annuity contracts issued as nonqualified annuities, as well as in connection with IRAs, section 403(b) arrangements, qualified retirement plans and structured settlement arrangements. His work with life insurance contracts includes modified endowment contracts, corporate-owned life insurance contracts, and split-dollar life insurance arrangements. 

Prior to joining Davis & Harman, Mark served as Attorney-Advisor to Special Trial Judge Hu S. Vandevort, Jr. of the US Tax Court. He also speaks and writes frequently on the federal income taxation of insurance products, and he is a contributing author to the Annuities Answer Book (Panel Publishers, 3d ed. 2000).

Education:
LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center (1988)
J.D., Syracuse University (1984) cum laude
B.A., Hamilton College (1981) magna cum laude

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
529 T.M., Income Taxation of Life Insurance and Annuity Contracts (co-author)