His experience includes planning for complex transactions and providing a full range of tax services that encompass initial planning through implementation and the preparation of the related tax returns. In particular, Mr. Johnson has worked with large companies regarding partnership tax issues, tax accounting methods, captive insurance issues and accounting for income taxes. He also has experience in responding to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits.
Before joining A&M, Mr. Johnson spent seven years with Covington & Burling as a member of its tax and insurance practice groups. At Covington, his tax practice included representing a professional sports league and its marketing partnership in IRS examinations, representing professional sports clubs in IRS appeals regarding stadium financing and bonus deductions, and also litigation and arbitration relating to tax issues. His insurance experience at Covington included representing a bankrupt, former Fortune 500 steel company in negotiations that successfully settled its environmental coverage claims against many of its insurers.
Earlier, Mr. Johnson was a law clerk for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before attending law school, he spent three years with the real estate and financial services tax practice of Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Johnson earned his bachelor's degree in business administration, summa cum laude, with concentrations in accounting and economics, from the College of William & Mary. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia where he was an Articles Editor of the Virginia Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He also earned an Executive LL.M. in taxation from NYU School of Law.
He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Virginia and a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Virginia State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association.
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.