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Benjamin Franklin quipped that “nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” It is surprising, however, that your clients are taxed on the attorney’s fees that you earn while representing them. This webinar will explain why this is the case by looking at attorney’s fees through the lens of tax law.

What You Will Learn

  • Explain to your clients why they are currently taxed on your fees
  • Understand why the IRS cares about this issue
  • Advocate as part of NACA’s Tax Initiative effort to change the current tax treatment of attorney’s fees


Ayalon Eliach is the Director of NACA’s Tax Initiative. Prior to joining NACA, Mr. Eliach practiced tax law with the law firms Roberts & Holland LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. In his practice, Mr. Eliach has advised public and private companies, investment funds, and individuals regarding complex financial transactions, and represented them in controversies with federal and state taxing authorities. Mr. Eliach holds a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University.