Sarah Stanley//August 28, 2015
Sarah Stanley//August 28, 2015//
George C. Howell III, a partner in the Richmond and New York offices of Hunton & Williams, has begun a one-year term as chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation. With a membership of 19,000 lawyers, the Section of Taxation is the nation’s largest professional association of tax lawyers. Howell, head of Hunton’s tax and employee benefits practice, will lead the section through August 2016.
Howell’s prior leadership positions with the Tax Section include immediate past chair-elect, vice chair of communications, council director, secretary, assistant secretary, and chair of its financial transactions and tax shelter committees. He also is a former managing editor of the tax section’s law review, The Tax Lawyer. In addition to these positions with the ABA, Howell is a past chair of the American College of Tax Counsel.
Howell’s practice focuses on the tax aspects of REITs, REMICs, securitizations, master limited partnerships, private investment funds, and other financial products and transactions.