“Practical and knowledgeable”
“An exceptionally high level of expertise in relation to transactional tax matters”
“Always gives us great direction through the structuring of a deal”

Chambers USA 2019

David O. Kahn


David Kahn retired from the partnership on December 31, 2019. He was the Local Chair of the Boston Office Tax Department and Global Chair of the firm's Tax-Exempt Organization Practice. While Mr. Kahn's tax practice was broad based, his areas of concentration included the federal taxation of corporations, s-corporations, and partnerships, including the federal tax consequences associated with taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions and dispositions, spin-offs, and corporate and partnership reorganizations.

Mr. Kahn has significant experience with tax issues of interest to emerging companies and their investors. He also has substantial experience with tax-exempt organizations and transactions and issues of interest to such entities. Mr. Kahn has served as the Chair of the Corporate Tax Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and has authored numerous articles dealing with various aspects of federal taxation.

Mr. Kahn is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Obama in connection with his service on the IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel from 2009 through 2011, and has been recognized as a leading tax advisor in The Legal 500 US and ranked in Band 1 Chambers USA 2018.

  • Education
    • JD, Harvard Law School, 1994
    • BS, California State University, Northridge, 1991
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