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Howard J. Rothman


Chair, Tax

Phone: 212.715.9242 Fax: 212.715.9520 New York

Howard Rothman is the chair of the firm’s Tax Department and a member of Kramer Levin’s Executive Committee. He has experience in all aspects of planning for incorporated and unincorporated business entities, including the international, federal and state and local tax aspects of structuring mergers and acquisitions and other complex corporate and real estate transactions, as well as personal planning for high net worth individuals, including gift and estate planning. Mr. Rothman’s expertise touches on several specific areas of tax law, including real estate, corporate finance, entertainment, banking, trusts and estates, apparel and publishing. Mr. Rothman’s particular strength is his ability to use an in-depth knowledge of tax issues and an acute understanding of clients’ business needs to develop creative, practical and efficient solutions. He is the co-author of two tax-related treatises, “Transfers to Controlled Corporations” and “Capital Assets.”

In 2014, Mr. Rothman was named to Turnarounds & Workouts magazine's list of "Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation's Major Law Firms". He has been recognized by Legal 500 US (2010-2015) and New York Super Lawyers (2006-2014).

LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1972
J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1971
  • Member, Brooklyn Law Review
B.A., City College of the City University of New York, 1967
New York, 1972
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York, 1972
U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York, 1972
    -Recipient, Tax Management’s Distinguished Author’s Award, 1994
    -New York State Bar Association - Committee on Corporations, Committee on Partnerships, Committee on Real Property
    -American Bar Association - Committee on Corporate Tax Matters
    -International Bar Association - Committee on Taxation
    -Bureau of National Affairs - Tax Management Advisory Board, Member
    -Bureau of National Affairs - Tax Management Advisory Board, Real Estate Tax Journal
    -Board of Directors, Poetry Society of America
    -Board of Directors and Vice Chairman, New York Foundation for the Arts
    -Board of Directors, Alliance of Young Writers and Artists
    -Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Taft Foundation