Dentons Sirote lawyers Michelle Levin and Greg Rhodes elected as new Fellows to the American College of Tax Counsel

Dentons Sirote is pleased to share that Michelle Abroms Levin and Gregory Rhodes have been elected as new Fellows to the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC), a professional association of tax lawyers recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments, professional achievements and dedication to improving the practice of tax law.

ACTC Fellows are an exceptional group of tax lawyers who have made a substantial contribution to their profession. To become a Fellow of the College, individuals must be nominated by a current Fellow and then evaluated by a committee of the College’s Board of Regents. One must be licensed as a lawyer in the United States for at least 15 years, with a career that is principally devoted to tax law and tax-related matters. They must demonstrate a high standard of excellence and ethical conduct in the practice of tax law and show a commitment to active involvement in the taxation committees or sections of national, regional, state or local bar associations, as well as through significant legal writing, teaching in the field, and holding responsible national or regional office involving tax administration.

Levin is a shareholder in Dentons Sirote’s Huntsville, Alabama, office, where she is a member of the Tax practice group. She represents clients during all phases of federal income tax controversies, including IRS audit, administrative appeals, and court proceedings in the US Tax Court, US Court of Federal Claims, and federal district court. Her experience includes a wide range of complex tax issues. Levin also counsels clients in tax and business planning. She works with clients to structure transactions in a manner that maximizes tax benefits, reduces risk, and complies with tax law at local, state, and federal levels. Prior to joining Dentons Sirote, Levin worked as a trial lawyer at the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, where she represented the United States in federal district court.

Rhodes is a shareholder in Dentons Sirote’s Birmingham, Alabama office, where he is a member of the Tax practice group and leads the Dentons Sirote Tax Controversy team. In his practice, Rhodes focuses on complex tax controversy and tax litigation work. He has successfully represented professional athletes, partnerships, corporations and individuals as a first-chair trial lawyer in high-stakes federal and local tax litigation throughout the country. He has also successfully handled complex tax cases in various United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. Rhodes is a former law school professor and remains a frequent lecturer and author on tax topics and is often interviewed and quoted by national publications.

Levin and Rhodes have led the teams that secured taxpayer victories in several high-profile cases, including Hewitt v. Commissioner, Sapp v. Commissioner, and Pine Mountain Preserve, LLP v. Commissioner. They also join the ranks of other Dentons Sirote lawyers in being awarded this honor. Ronald Levitt and David Wooldridge are currently Fellows of the College, with Levitt formerly serving on ACTC’s board of regents.