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Babcock MacLean is a Partner in and former head of the Firm’s Tax Department. His practice focuses on a broad range of Federal, State and local tax planning and tax controversy issues. Mr. MacLean consults with business and individual clients to plan their transactions to minimize taxes. Much of his work involves structuring business acquisitions to achieve a tax-efficient result. A substantial part of his practice involves international tax planning and tax treaty interpretation. He also handles administrative and judicial controversies with taxing authorities.
Areas of Practice:
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Supreme Court.
Yale College, B.A.
Columbia University, M.A.
Case Western Reserve University, J.D.
New York University, L.L.M.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association (Section of Taxation)
- New York State Bar Association (Tax Section).
From 1992 to 1997 Mr. MacLean was a member of the Publications Advisory Board of the Research Institute of America (RIA). He has written and lectured on various corporate and individual tax subjects. Mr. MacLean is past President and a Trustee of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities and is listed in Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in America.
He was Chair of the Committee on Personal Income Taxation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 2006 to 2009. In 2004, Mr. MacLean was the principal draftsperson of comments by the Personal Income Taxation Committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York on proposed Treasury regulations under Circular 230, governing practice before the Internal Revenue Service and standards for written tax advice. In 2005 he was a member of a joint committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York which prepared comments on final Treasury regulations under Circular 230.