NYT article about best tax lawyer
March 22, 2010 4:48 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a NYT article about the country's best tax lawyer. A man infamous for finding loopholes and his perspective on the ethics of his work. It was very interesting. Does anyone know where to find it?
posted by JamesJD to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
When did you read it? Are you certain it was in the NYT? Do you remember any other details about him--where he practiced, etc?
posted by sallybrown at 5:04 PM on March 22, 2010


In a Google search string, site:nytimes.com will limit results to the Times' site. My search for 'loopholes tax lawyer ethics -rangel site:nytimes.com' returned 484 results, but I bet you could narrow that pool further.

All that said, nothing on the first page looked like the article you describe. To echo sallybrown, are you certain it was the NYT? And what else do you remember about it?
posted by box at 5:30 PM on March 22, 2010


I think this is it. I found it very interesting too.
posted by willbaude at 6:53 PM on March 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


willbaude appears to have found your man
posted by lakersfan1222 at 8:54 PM on March 22, 2010


Interesting, he appears to have gone through an embarrassing trial recently and to now longer be a partner at the same firm. He appears to be here, heading a legal software company.
posted by Dasein at 10:11 PM on March 22, 2010


This is a memorable article -- I remember reading it at the time. Money quote:
He was fascinated to find that the U.S. tax code was something like the Soviet's opposite: an intensely political law that favors the ruling elite but is administered objectively.

It would be fascinating if ILS were purchased by Intuit or someone else in the money management software field who could bring his strategies to a still broader audience. I believe this would counter the advantages held by the wealthy, and perhaps push the tax code in a simpler, more straightforward direction.
posted by dhartung at 10:29 PM on March 22, 2010


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