For more than 80 years, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP has had a strong national reputation in the areas of federal, state and local taxation. Today, we have approximately 80 lawyers engaged in the practice of federal tax law. Our practice constitutes one of the largest and most highly regarded tax practices in the country.
Over the years, many of our lawyers have received national recognition for their work in the tax field. We are the only law firm to have produced two former commissioners of Internal Revenue and a chief counsel of the IRS. Several other of our partners and associates have held responsible positions in the IRS, the Treasury Department, the Tax Division of the Justice Department and the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress. Five of our partners have served as chair of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association. A number of our lawyers have served as officers or council members or as chairs of various committees and subcommittees of the Section of Taxation and other professional organizations. One of our partners is a past chair of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council and former chair of the American College of Tax Counsel. Another of our partners is the current president of the International Fiscal Association, which comprises the world's premier international tax practitioners.
Members of the firm have written and spoken extensively on a variety of tax topics, and a number of our lawyers are teaching or have taught advanced tax courses in J.D. or graduate tax programs.
We serve as tax counsel to a number of major corporations. We also represent many medium-sized and small corporations and their shareholders, as well as cooperatives, partnerships, joint ventures, tax-exempt organizations, trusts, estates and individuals. By virtue of the size of our tax practice and our varied client base, we are actively involved in almost every area of federal taxation, from planning the most complex corporate tax transactions to representing taxpayers before the IRS and in tax litigation.