Walter Nagel

Vice President and Chief Tax Officer

Walter Nagel is the Chief Tax Officer for GANNETT. a partner with Crowell & Moring LLP, resident in their Washington, D.C. office. Previously, he was a partner with Crowell & Moring LLP and with Reed Smith LLP and of counsel with Sullivan & Worcester LLP. Mr. Nagel has represented represents well known clients on tax and business matters, including multi-million dollar controversies. 

Mr. Nagel is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a past Chair of the American Bar Association State & Local Tax Committee, a former member of the District of Columbia Tax Revision Commission and on governors' task forces in New York and Virginia. He also served as counsel to the United States Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce. 

Mr. Nagel was chief tax executive for MCI Communications where he held the title of Vice President and General Tax Counsel and previously held tax management positions at TWA and AT&T. He was president of Peracon, an on-line commercial real estate portfolio company. 

Mr. Nagel is the editor and principal author of the Law Journal Press treatise: State Business Taxes, is the co-author of the law school textbook Leading U.S. Supreme Court State Tax Cases and has authored or co-authored dozens of published articles. 

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., Rutgers University
M.B.A., Rutgers University
B.A., Rutgers University

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
1300 T.M., Sales and Use Taxes: General Principles (co-author)

Walter Nagel is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management State Tax Advisory Board.