Government Relations & Policy - Tax Policy

Van Ness Feldman’s federal tax policy practice combines substantive, legislative tax policy acumen with focused experience in energy and environmental policy—allowing the firm to effectively promote clients’ tax issues with legislators, regulators, and decision-makers across the political spectrum.

The federal tax policy practice regularly engages with Members of Congress and their staff, with a primary focus on the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Joint Committee on Taxation. Van Ness Feldman also works closely with key players at the Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and, when needed, the White House. Prior experience on Capitol Hill has given the firm’s tax policy practice members a wealth of key contacts with the policymakers and staff that shape federal tax policy.

As tax reform continues to generate considerable activity within the tax committees and in Congress, our federal tax policy team monitors these developments to identify opportunities—and challenges—for clients’ tax issues.  Van Ness Feldman is uniquely situated to work with clients to develop targeted tax initiatives, build the public policy rationale for the initiative, identify the legislative opportunity, and successfully engage with the Congress on behalf of the client.

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Shannon Angielski

Principal, Governmental Issues

Washington D.C.

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Norman D. Dicks

Senior Policy Advisor

Washington D.C.

202.298.1855 / vCard

Howard J. Feldman


Washington D.C.

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Shelley N. Fidler

Principal, Governmental Affairs, Energy and Environmental Policy

Washington D.C.

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H. Thomas Greene

Senior Policy Advisor

Washington D.C.

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Stuart C. Hall

Senior Director, Governmental Issues

Washington D.C.

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Ben L. McMakin

Principal, Managing Director, Governmental Issues

Washington D.C.

202.298.1956 / vCard

Michael L. Platner

Senior Tax Counsel

Washington D.C.

202.298.1988 / vCard