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Managing Partner - Alan E. Lieberman

Alan E. Lieberman

Managing Partner

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Alan Lieberman is Chair of the firm’s seven-person Management Committee and acts as the firm's Managing Partner.

Alan’s practice involves counseling clients on matters involving international, federal, state and local taxation, and representing them in tax-related disputes in administrative and court proceedings. In addition, Alan represents clients in the formation, reorganization, and liquidation of business entities and tax-exempt organizations.  He also represents corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in governance matters and business transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Alan additionally represents clients in the waste and power generation industry in the development, financing and operation of resource recovery facilities, power generation projects, recycling facilities, transfer stations and solid waste disposal and treatment facilities.

Alan co-authored, with the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, Connecticut corporation business tax provisions governing the taxation of financial service entities, and administrative pronouncements explaining the provisions. He also is the editor of the publication, "Taxes on Connecticut Business & Industry", published by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.

Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Tax (2006-2016)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Tax Litigation & Controversy (2012-2017); Tax Law (2013-2017)
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" (2013): Best Lawyers'  Hartford Region Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Connecticut General Assembly Streamlined Sales Tax Commission
  • Connecticut General Assembly Task Force on the Taxation of Financial Institutions: Co-Chair
  • Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Committee on the Taxation of the Financial Services Industry: Co-Chair
  • Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Committee on the Taxation of Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies: Member
  • Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Committee on Single Factor Apportionment: Member
  • Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Business/Practitioner Liaison Group: Member
  • American Bar Foundation: Fellow
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation: James W. Cooper Sustaining Life Fellow

Teaching Positions

  • University of Connecticut: Instructor, Income Tax School for Practitioners
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants: Lecturer, State Tax Forum, Federal Tax Forum, Not-for-Profit Conference
  • Connecticut Business and Industry Association: Lecturer, State Tax Conference
  • Connecticut Bankers Association: Lecturer

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Taxation Section; Business Law Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Executive Committee, Taxation Section; Executive Committee, Business Law Section
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Business and Industry Association: Standing Tax Committee
  • Hartford Tax Club: President (1996-1997)
  • Internal Revenue Service Key District Exempt Organization Liaison Group
  • MetroHartford Chamber of Commerce: Tax Policies Committee
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants: State Taxation Committee

Community Involvement

  • Channel 3 Kids Camp: Honorary Director and Former President
  • The Hartford Club: Former President

Cable Television Operator

Successfully defended against assessments of the sales and use tax and gross earnings tax.

Waste-to-Energy Facility Operator

Regularly represent international operator of waste-to-energy and other solid waste disposal facilities in negotiation of disposal agreements.

Publications

April 28, 2017  Update on Nonqualified Stock Options and Statutory Limitations on Refunds Claims
December 13, 2016  36-Month Rule for Reporting Discharges of Indebtedness Is Repealed
June 30, 2016, Updated December 31, 2016  Connecticut Tax Developments 2016
June 2016  Connecticut Tax Developments
2016 Vol. 89.3  Recent Connecticut Tax Law Developments
12/15/15, Updated 12/29/15  Connecticut Tax Developments 2015
12/15/15, Updated 12/29/15  Connecticut Deficit Mitigation Package Contains Limited Tax Relief
September 11, 2015  Connecticut Establishes Procedure for Administrative Relief for Underpayment of 2015 Estimated Corporation Business Tax Payments
August 25, 2014  Connecticut Delays Until 2015 the Acceleration of the Due Date for Sales and Use Tax Returns and Payments
June 18, 2014  Connecticut Tax Developments 2014
June 2, 2014  Income Tax Issues for Connecticut Businesses
January 14, 2014  IRS Releases Further Guidance for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
December 19, 2013  2014 Connecticut Tax Forecast: DRS Legislative Proposals, Transparency and Regulations
October 31, 2013  Updated 2013 Connecticut Tax Developments
July 9, 2013  New York Court Upholds the MTA Payroll Tax
June 18, 2013  Connecticut Tax Developments 2013
October 30, 2012  MTA Payroll Tax Protective Refund Claims Due: UPDATE
October 9, 2012  Business Tax Policy Change Is In The Air (Again)
October 1, 2012  Connecticut Tax Developments 2012
June 22, 2012  2012 Regular and June Legislative Sessions: No News is Good News?

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Practice Areas

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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1982, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif 
  • Yale College, B.A., 1978, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. Tax Court
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