United States: Attorney Spotlight: Thomas Schnellenberger Named Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer Of The Year” In Indianapolis In Tax Law
Last Updated: August 22 2017

Ice Miller partner Thomas Schnellenberger was named 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Indianapolis in tax law by Best Lawyers®. Tom's primary practice concentration is in income tax and estate and gift taxation.

We asked Tom: What's the most interesting matter on which you've worked, and why?

"The most interesting matter I have worked on in my career involved the tax shelter legislation passed as part of the 1986 Tax Act. I had a client that was potentially significantly impacted by the legislation, which included some unique and novel concepts not previously used. After extensive research and analysis, I concluded that the legislation should be interpreted in a manner that ameliorated the impact to the client. The IRS chose the client's return for examination and I had extensive discussions with the IRS agent regarding the position. She confided to me that I had her convinced, but while attending a continuing education program, she talked to the national coordinator for the issue who told her there was no way. I asked to speak to the national coordinator but was denied. Ultimately, we litigated the matter in Federal District Court and prevailed."

Learn more about Tom here: www.icemiller.com/people/thomas-f-schnellenberger,-jr/

Eight other Ice Miller attorneys were named Best Lawyers® 2018 "Lawyer of the Year." Click here to read more attorney spotlights.

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