Mr. Birnkrant is a member of Alston & Bird and chairs its tax practice. His practice is focused on transfer pricing matters and US taxation of various types of domestic and cross-border transactions.
Mr. Birnkrant advises multinationals on minimizing the tax burden of cross-border transactions and operations. Examples of such matters include planning for acquisitions and dispositions of US and foreign business operations, structuring for the financing, development and ownership of intangible property, and reorganizing cross-border business operations. Mr. Birnkrant also advises on transfer pricing matters and represents multinationals in disputes, including IRS examinations, Appeals, and competent authority proceedings. In addition, he has helped multinationals secure innovative APAs that satisfy both their business objectives and the requirements of the affected tax authorities.
Mr. Birnkrant is a member of the board of advisors of the Journal of International Taxation, a member of the Thomson West Tax Advisory Board, a member of the Washington International Tax Study Group, and a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is a co-author of a Practical Guide to US Transfer Pricing and an author or co-author of numerous articles on cross-border taxation and transfer pricing. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Best of the Best, Euromoney Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors, Euromoney Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers, The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Mr. Birnkrant is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Rochester, from which he received his BA magna cum laude with High Distinction in Economics. He received his JD from Columbia University School of Law and an LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and the Bars of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the US Tax Court, and the US Court of Federal Claims.