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Keinan, Yoram

Winter 2020

1029 Legal Research

In his more than two decades of experience in both the United States and Israel, Professor Yoram Keinan has developed a wide-ranging tax practice and has represented multinational entities, banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, REITs, real estate developers, and high net-worth individuals. In addition, Professor Keinan has developed extensive experience with respect to the domestic and international taxation of financial products and institutions.

Prior to joining Kostelanetz & Fink, Professor Keinan served as a partner at Smith Gambrell & Russell, and headed the Tax Practice at Carter Ledyard & Milburn. He also served as shareholder at Greenberg Traurig’s Tax and International Tax Practices, as senior manager with Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department, as an associate with Shearman & Sterling’s Tax Practice, and as a manager with Ernst & Young’s tax department in Israel. Professor Keinan also practiced tax law in Israel for several years prior to his arrival in the United States and has been a member of the Israeli Bar since 1996.

Professor Keinan is a member of the New York Tax Club and the current chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section's Banking Committee. Professor Keinan has taught courses on the taxation of financial instruments at both the University of Michigan Law School and Georgetown University Law Center. He also has lectured on the economics of taxation at Harvard University, the University of Florida, and American University. Professor Keinan also has been invited to speak at conferences and seminars, including those sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute, American Bar Association, Tax Analysts, BNA, American Bankers Association, CBIT, Stafford, and more.

Professor Keinan is the author of the BNA Portfolio on The Economic Substance Doctrine and has published more than 50 articles in publications including the American Bar Association's The Tax Lawyer and the Florida Tax Review.

Professor Keinan received his doctor of juridical science (SJD) and LLM degrees from Michigan Law. He also earned a dual master's degree from Harvard University in international taxation and public administration; an LLM (taxation) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; an MBA from Bar Ilan University; and BA (economics) and LLB degrees from Tel Aviv University.


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