DENVER (March 28, 2018) – Morrison & Foerster partner David Strong has been named a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, one of the premier organizations for tax professionals in North America.
Mr. Strong’s nationally recognized practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, restructurings, initial public offerings, and other types of capital markets transactions. Throughout his career, Mr. Strong has worked on transactions across a broad range of industries including consumer, healthcare, manufacturing and industrial services, media and entertainment, mining and natural resources, real estate, technology, and Internet and telecommunications. Mr. Strong is the current chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Federal Tax Practice and co-chair of the Tax Department. He also serves as managing partner of the firm’s Denver office.
“It is truly an honor to have been recognized by my peers as one of the top tax attorneys in the country and elected by the Board of Regents to serve as a Fellow of the College,” said Mr. Strong. “I look forward to my involvement with such a prestigious organization and to promoting its commitment to the highest standards of excellence within the tax profession.”
Mr. Strong is also the former chair of the Corporate Tax Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and is a frequent speaker on corporate and other tax matters at local, regional, and national seminars. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor and member of the faculty at the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program where he teaches a class on corporate reorganizations, spin-offs, recapitalizations, and restructurings.
Formed in 1981, the American College of Tax Counsel is one of the premier professional associations for tax attorneys. Fellows must demonstrate high standards of technical excellence and professional ethics, and a commitment to improve the practice of tax law. Membership is limited to a maximum of 700 Fellows across the United States and is comprised of tax lawyers working in private law firms, in-house legal departments, or federal or state revenue agencies, or teaching in law schools. Fellows must be nominated and sponsored by their peers, be subjected to review by the Board of Regents, and pass a rigorous screening process before induction.
Mr. Strong is the fourth Morrison & Foerster lawyer in the history of the firm to be named a Fellow of the College.