E.J. Forlini

Washington National Tax | Deputy Leader – Corporate Tax Group

Principal | Deloitte Tax LLP

E.J. Forlini

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E.J. specializes in corporate tax and consolidated returns, generally with an emphasis on restructurings that include reorganizations, spin-offs, and taxable stock and asset acquisitions. He previously served as an assistant branch chief in the Corporate Tax Division of the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service (IRS). While at the IRS, E.J. authored the final regulations governing basis and boot allocations under IRC sections 356, receipt of additional consideration, and 358, basis to distributees, and the application of the section 358 basis rules to excess loss accounts under US Department of the Treasury Regulation §1.1502-19. Additionally, he reviewed requests for and drafted private letter rulings relating to spin-offs and other tax-free restructurings.

E.J. is a regular speaker at national and regional events for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and Tax Executives Institute.

E.J. received his BA from the University of Michigan, his JD from Wake Forest University, and an LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

E.J. Forlini