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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 (2006-2017)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Tax Litigation & Controversy (2012-2018); Tax Law (2013-2018)
  • 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.

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Practice Areas

Industries & Featured Services

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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