Jon Talisman

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  • is a founding partner of Capitol Tax Partners, and has extensive experience in tax policy and tax planning.
  • previously served as the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy for the U.S. Treasury Department during the Clinton Administration. In that capacity, he had supervisory responsibility at Treasury for policy decisions relating to all Federal tax matters, including the President's budget proposals, other legislation regulatory guidance, and tax treaties. Also he directly advised the President, the Secretary of the Treasury and other senior Administration officials on matters of tax policy and tax legislative strategy. He previously had served at Treasury as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy and the Tax Legislative Counsel.
  • before joining the Treasury Department, served from 1995 to 1997 as the Chief Democratic Tax Counsel of the Senate Finance Committee under Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) and from 1992 to 1995 as Legislation Counsel to the Joint Committee on Taxation.
  • prior to his tenure in government, he worked in the Washington office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld from 1984 to 1992, where he specialized in transactional tax planning.
  • currently serves on the Board of Advisors to the Tax Policy Center and was chair of the Formation of Tax Policy Committee, American Bar Association Tax Section. He also currently serves as an adjunct tax professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches tax policy. He was President of the Board of Adventure Theatre Musical Theatre Center for several years.
  • has been chosen for many years as one of the Best Lawyers in America in both tax and government relations. He also has been chosen as a top ten leading lawyer in government relations by Legal Times and one of the five top tax lobbyists in Washington by Tax Notes magazine. Recently, he was listed in Washington Life's Power 100.
  • holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia. He was admitted as a certified public accountant in Maryland in 1981.