Jeff Yablon, a partner in Pillsbury’s tax practice, concentrates on federal income tax law with an emphasis on matters relating to tax-exempt organizations of all types, including public charities, private foundations, lobbying organizations, trade associations, labor unions, chambers of commerce and political organizations. He is particularly well-known for successfully representing unusual and controversial organizations, both liberal and conservative, in obtaining and retaining official Internal Revenue Service recognition of tax-exempt status.
Mr. Yablon also has extensive experience in general tax matters, including but not limited to real estate transactions. Among other things, he is an expert in the structuring of tax-deferred like-kind exchanges and has provided tax advice to a large number of clients who have, in toto, engaged in exchanges involving over $2 billion of real estate.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Yablon was a clerk for Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the U.S. Tax Court. He also was a Fulbright Scholar in comparative law at the University of Florence, Italy. Mr. Yablon is the author of numerous articles. He has served on the board of advisors of Corporate Taxation magazine and is currently a member of the board of advisors of Taxation of Exempts. In addition, Tax Analysts periodically publishes editions of Mr. Yablon’s book, “As Certain as Death - Quotations About Taxes,” which is the largest collection of its type.
American Bar Association
U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Claims Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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