Alexander L. Reid

Partner

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Alexander Reid has practiced tax law for nearly 20 years and has a broad-based tax practice that includes tax controversy, tax planning and tax transactional matters. He previously served as legislation counsel to the Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress, and as a Fellow at the Office of Tax Policy, United States Department of Treasury. Alex represents taxpayers of all types under audit and at IRS Appeals, and counsels taxpayers seeking administrative guidance from the Internal Revenue Service and United States Department of the Treasury. He also provides advice to clients under investigation and advice regarding legislative tax matters being considered by Congress.

Alex also serves as national Team Leader of BakerHostetler’s Tax Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving Team. In that role, Alex works with numerous types of tax-exempt organizations, including colleges and universities, charities, foundations, museums and other non-profits and provides advice regarding planning, structuring, governance, investigations, tax compliance and transactional matters.

Select Experience

  • Served as legislation counsel for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress and advised members of Congress and staff regarding tax policy.
  • Served as Fellow at the Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
  • Drafted legislation, hearing publications and technical explanations of tax legislation.
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Experience

  • Served as legislation counsel for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress and advised members of Congress and staff regarding tax policy.
  • Served as Fellow at the Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
  • Drafted legislation, hearing publications and technical explanations of tax legislation.
  • Advises tax-exempt organizations in planning, structuring and transactional matters.
  • Represents taxpayers under audit and at IRS Appeals.
  • Counsels organizations on improving their governance and enhancing their tax compliance.
  • Advises taxpayers seeking administrative guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of the Treasury, as well as on legislative matters with the U.S. Congress.
  • Tax-exempt clients include charities, foundations, colleges and universities, museums and other nonprofit organizations.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Law360
    • The Burton Awards: Distinguished Legal Writing Award (2018)
    • Tax: Practice Group of the Year: Member (2017)
  • The Legal 500 United States 
    • Tax: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations): Leading Lawyer (2020)
    • Tax: Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities) (2019)
    • Finance: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations): Next Generation Lawyer (2017 to 2018)
    • Finance: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations): Recommended (2014 to 2016)

Memberships

  • American Bar Foundation: Fellow
  • American College of Tax Counsel: Fellow
  • District of Columbia Bar
    • Communities Committee: Chair
    • Sections Council: Chair
    • Taxation Section Steering Committee: Past Chair
    • Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee: Past Chair
  • American Bar Association
    • Tax Section: Exempt Organizations Committee: International Subcommittee: Chair
    • Tax Section: Exempt Organizations Committee:  Vice Chair
  • The American Society of Association Executives: Legal Advisory Council: Vice Chair
  • Alliance for Charitable Reform: Advisory Council

Prior Positions

  • Legislation Counsel at Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress
  • U.S. Treasury Department: Office of Tax Policy: Tax Policy Fellow

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Education

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2002
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2001; NYU Law Review, Editor in Chief (2000-2001)
  • B.A., Yale University, 1997