Nixon Peabody Strengthens Syndication Law Practise With Addition Of Former IRS Branch Chief

Former Branch Chief at Internal Revenue Service Joins Firm’s Washington, D.C. Office

January 29, 2008 (Washington, D.C.) – LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – Nixon Peabody LLP announces the arrival of Susan P. Reaman as Counsel in the firm’s syndication practice. Ms. Reaman joins Nixon Peabody from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) where she worked for more than three decades most recently serving as Branch Chief in the office of Associate Chief Counsel.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Susan to Nixon Peabody,” said Jeffrey S. Lesk, Chair of Nixon Peabody’s Syndication practice. “Susan brings to the firm a wealth of technical and practical tax-law experience from over 30 years of service as an attorney with the IRS – including high-level work in several unique, technical areas that are a perfect fit for some of Nixon Peabody’s most prominent practices.”

Most recently, Ms. Reaman was Branch Chief of the Incentives Branch in the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel, Passthroughs, and Special Industries. Serving in this capacity since 1996, she oversaw and reviewed IRS regulations, rulings, and procedures for general business credits, including those related to low-income housing, new markets, renewable resource production, research, disabled access, and historic rehabilitation, among others. In addition to reviewing a number of significant income tax regulations, Ms. Reaman authored §1.42-2, which involves the waiver of the requirement that an existing building eligible for the low-income housing credit was last placed in service more than 10 years prior to acquisition by the taxpayer.

“Susan’s tax experience is top-notch, said Laurin H. Mills, Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody’s Washington, D.C. office. “ Her arrival will be a great asset to the firm, and our tax credit syndication, business and real estate clients throughout the country.

A recipient of numerous awards during her tenure at the IRS, Ms. Reaman has also testified before Congress on low-income housing tax credits. Ms. Reaman is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School. She received her LL.M (Taxation) from Georgetown University Law Center and she earned a B.A. degree from the University of Detroit.

About Nixon Peabody’s Syndication Practice
Attorneys in Nixon Peabody’s Syndication practice are among the nation’s foremost legal authorities in transactions involving the low income housing tax credit, the new markets tax credit, and the historic rehabilitation tax credit. The firm’s lawyers bring a multidisciplinary perspective to the practice, derived from training in business, finance, real estate, partnership, securities, and tax law. Nixon Peabody’s syndication clients include: housing credit syndicators, direct investors, for-profit and non-profit developers, public agencies, trade associations, affordable housing lenders, banks, energy companies, cities and states.

About Nixon Peabody

Nixon Peabody LLP is one of the largest law firms in the United States and is recognized by American Lawyer Media as a “Global 100” firm. With 700 attorneys collaborating across 25 major practice areas in 17 office locations, including Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Rochester, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, the firm’s size, diversity, and advanced technological resources enable it to offer comprehensive legal services to individuals and organizations of all sizes in local, state, national, and international matters. Nixon Peabody has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of its “100 Best Companies To Work For®” in 2008 for the third consecutive year. The firm has also been named to the Human Rights Campaign’s 2007 “Best Places To Work For GLBT Equality” list.
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