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The recently passed federal tax law may have significant consequences for all consumer lawyers and their clients.  All legal aid and private consumer lawyers need to understand the potential impact of this new tax law.

What You Will Learn

  • Why and how attorney fees in consumer cases are being treated as income for your clients
  • How you can potentially minimize financial harm to your clients
  • What NACA’s litigation and legislative strategies are underway to change the law


Ayalon Eliach has been working on the NACA Tax Initiative since 2014.  Prior to that, he practiced tax law at Roberts & Holland LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City.  He holds a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a BA, summa cum laude, from Yale University.  His views on tax law have appeared in various publications, including the New York Times and the NYU Review of Law & Social Change.