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Since our founding in 1961 by Fred C. Scribner, a former Undersecretary of the Treasury, and Leonard W. Hall, a former Congressman from New York, we have become one of the few boutique legal firms in the country that specializes in insurance tax. Often characterized as the paradigm of a "boutique" law firm, our unique structure and capabilities have perfectly equipped us to handle insurance tax matters for our clients.
Our partners have come to Scribner, Hall & Thompson, LLP from a wide array of legal backgrounds. Each partner has previously been employed in at least one federal agency responsible for tax matters, including the United States Treasury Department's Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, the Chief Counsel's Office of the IRS, the Staff of Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation, the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, and the United States Tax Court. Our attorneys speak and write on tax topics on a continuing basis and are recognized nationally for their tax expertise, particularly relating to insurance companies and their products. In addition, our attorneys have served by appointment on the IRS Commissioner's Advisory Group and on the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee.
We have represented the insurance industry for more than 50 years and have been lead tax counsel on many significant insurance industry tax projects and tax litigation. Our clients are principally large corporate groups, both domestic and foreign, chiefly in the insurance and financial services industries, marketing agents, and state insurance departments. Our practice encompasses tax planning and controversy work.