Brian Lebowitz's practice over the past 30 years has been devoted to representing corporations in both international and domestic tax matters. He has extensive experience in international transfer pricing, including the negotiation of advance pricing agreements, and complementary areas such as structuring business transactions of various types, tax valuations, and tax accounting issues. In addition to helping clients conduct their business affairs intelligently in light of their surrounding tax environments, he assists them in improving those environments by negotiating advance agreements or obtaining advance rulings that expand the areas within which they can operate with relative certainty. When controversies with the IRS or other tax administrators arise, Mr Lebowitz helps clients to resolve them expeditiously. He also advises clients and colleagues on the application of economic analysis in tax and other legal matters.
Brian has published articles on transfer pricing and other topics where law and economics intersect. His most recent publications include 'The Arm's Length Standard as a "Special Measure" Under BEPS' (77 Tax Notes International 607) published in 2015, 'Dark Matter and Gray Matter in Transfer Pricing" (73 Tax Notes International 1117), published in 2014, and 'Profit Sharing as a New World Order in International Taxation (52 Tax Notes International585) published in 2008.
Brian graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College in 1972 and received a PhD in economics from Yale University in 1977. He received his JD in 1980 from Stanford Law School, where he was an article editor for the Stanford Law Review. Brian is also listed in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisers and in The Best Lawyers in America. He was awarded a University Medal by the University of Colorado in 2011