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Alexandra Minkovich

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Alexandra Minkovich is a partner in Baker McKenzie's North American Tax Practice with more than fifteen years of experience handling a variety of tax, tax controversy, and legislative and regulatory matters. She also brings significant experience representing clients with respect to domestic tax issues, particularly in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, retail, and manufacturing industries, and is well versed in administrative law. Immediately prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Minkovich served as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel with the US Department of Treasury, Office of Tax Policy. In that role, Ms. Minkovich advised the Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) and General Counsel regarding tax policy considerations in regulations and Internal Revenue Bulletin guidance, provided advice on tax legislative proposals, and provided litigation advice regarding the validity of Treasury and IRS guidance. She also provided technical comments on tax legislation to the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Ways & Means Committee, as well as to individual members’ offices.

Ms. Minkovich speaks regularly at seminars and writes on a variety of topics related to legislative and regulatory developments, and administrative law.

Practice Focus

Ms. Minkovich's practice focuses on tax policy and tax controversy matters. In her policy practice, Ms. Minkovich advises clients on all aspects of tax policy, including developing legislative and regulatory strategies, advocating before the Hill, Treasury, and the IRS, and drafting position papers and comment letters. Ms. Minkovich has been involved in tax controversies at all stages, from audit and administrative appeals to litigation.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Tax Counsel Fellow
  • American Bar Association - Tax Section
    • Chair, Court Procedure & Practice Committee
    • Member, Nominations to the Tax Court Committee
  • New York Bar Association - Tax Section

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia~United States

Education

  • New York University School of Law (Master of Laws LL.M. Taxation) (2009)
  • Columbia Law School (J.D.) (2004)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude) (2001)

Languages

  • English

Co-author, To Rely On Or Not to Rely On? Sub-Regulatory Tax Guidance in Turbulent Times, Tax Executive, January-February 2021

Co-author, The Final and Proposed BEAT Regulations: A Favorable Turn, International Tax Watch, March 2020

Author, Tax Legislation in the 116th Congress--What to Look For, Tax Executive, February 2019

Co-Author, TCJA--So Many Questions, So Little Time, Tax Executive, December 2018

Author, "Corporate Integration: Chairman Hatch’s Straightforward Approach to Tax Reform," Tax Executive: The Professional Journal of Tax Executives Institute, September-October 2016