Partnership Taxation Lawyer Monte Jackel Joins Akin Gump

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump is pleased to announce that Monte A. Jackel, a respected practitioner in the area of partnership taxation, has joined Akin Gump as senior counsel in its tax practice in Washington.

Mr. Jackel has practiced federal tax law for more than 35 years in both the public and private sectors, advising taxpayers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses and their owners. He also has substantial experience in public service, including serving as an attorney-advisor in the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy working on many significant partnership guidance projects. In addition, Mr. Jackel has handled projects in other areas of federal tax law, particularly relating to financial products, corporate taxation and international tax. In the national office of the IRS’ Office of Chief Counsel, Mr. Jackel served as both the Associate Chief Counsel (Domestic-Technical), and later as a Special Counsel, in the P&SI division.

“Monte’s background in partnership taxation will be an invaluable asset to our clients,” said Stuart E. Leblang, co-head of Akin Gump’s tax practice. “Well-known for his work in this very important area, he brings a perspective that will complement our strong, national tax practice. I am delighted to have Monte with us and look forward to the many contributions he will make at Akin Gump.”

“As I considered a return to a law firm, Akin Gump stood out as a clear leader for its sophisticated tax work, including in the areas of policy, transactional matters and international concerns,” said Mr. Jackel. “This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up and I am delighted to be here.”

Mr. Jackel received his J.D., with distinction, from Hofstra University School of Law and his LL.M. from New York University School of Law. He received his B.A. from City University of New York.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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