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Attorney Spotlight: Thomas Schnellenberger Named Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in I

August 16, 2017
Attorney Spotlight: Thomas Schnellenberger Named Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in Tax Law

Ice Miller partner Thomas Schnellenberger was named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis in tax law by Best Lawyers®. Tom’s primary practice concentration is in income tax and estate and gift taxation.

We asked Tom: What’s the most interesting matter on which you've worked, and why?
“The most interesting matter I have worked on in my career involved the tax shelter legislation passed as part of the 1986 Tax Act. I had a client that was potentially significantly impacted by the legislation, which included some unique and novel concepts not previously used. After extensive research and analysis, I concluded that the legislation should be interpreted in a manner that ameliorated the impact to the client. The IRS chose the client’s return for examination and I had extensive discussions with the IRS agent regarding the position. She confided to me that I had her convinced, but while attending a continuing education program, she talked to the national coordinator for the issue who told her there was no way. I asked to speak to the national coordinator but was denied. Ultimately, we litigated the matter in Federal District Court and prevailed.”

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Eight other Ice Miller attorneys were named Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year.” Click here to read more attorney spotlights.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.

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