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Gary Kevin Heald, Jr.

Tax Research Associate

Texas A&M, School of Law
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

University/Academic Institution

Professional Summary

A State and Local Tax professional with experience in income, franchise, sales & use as well as controversy. I've represented the State of Illinois, Department of Revenue as an Assistant Attorney General prosecuting corporate and individual income tax issues and supported an AM200 SALT litigation group by performing research, writing memos, meeting with clients, and producing pleadings. For the last six months, I have been researching and writing for Texas A&M, School of Law on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA), Offshore Financial Center: Use and Abuse as well as the Taxation of Intellectual Property and Technology.

Currently available, residing in California and interviewing for positions in SALT. My writing samples are attached to my profile on TaxConnections. Feel free to contact me for more information at gary.heald@law.georgetown.edu.

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Languages

  • English

Industry Experience

    • International Tax Research
    • Education
    • Government
    • Law Firm
    • Tax Controversy
    • Real Estate

Interests/Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Tax Research
  • Health & Fitness

Birthday

June 30

Social Media


Experience

Texas A&M, School of Law
Fort Worth, Texas, USA 76124
Tax Research Associate
University/Academic Institution
2017 - 2018
After working in university administration for a short-time, I decided that I wanted to return to tax practice. As a research associate at Texas A&M School of Law with Dean William Byrnes, I spent most of my time researching and writing on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). I also contributed to the LexisNexis® Practical Guide to U.S. Transfer Pricing (3rd ed., 2016) and the 2017 and 2018 supplement to the LexisNexis® Guide to FATCA & CRS Compliance (3th ed., 2016).
Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, District of Columbia, USA 20001
Director of Special Projects; Executive Education
University/Academic Institution
2014 - 2016
Director of the Law Center’s online graduate degree programs in Taxation and Securities & Financial Regulation. Provided resident and online students, as well as Executive Branch agencies, with degree programming; drafted and administered federal contracts with the SEC and IRS; academic adviser to over 100 students (mostly lawyers); oversaw compliance with state and international authorization regulations; managed vendors, financials and day-today operations; organized and attended conferences and developed best-practices.
Illinois Department of Revenue
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601
Special Assistant Attorney General
Government - State
2013 - 2014
Corporate and individual income tax prosecutor representing the State of Illinois, Office of the Attorney General and Illinois Department of Revenue. I regularly worked with audit teams, law enforcement, large law firms, Fortune 500 Executives, and Administrative Law or Tax Tribunal Judges, researching, securing liens, levying property, conducting depositions, producing interrogatories, filing motions and drafting court orders.
Williams Mullen
Washington, District of Columbia, USA 20001
Law Clerk / Externship
Law Firm - Regional
2012 - 2013
Supported the state and local tax group partners performing research, writing memos, meeting with clients, and producing pleadings. Research project was focused on forced combination, consolidated and combined reporting.
University of Pittsburgh, School of Law
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Tax Clinic Liaison
Law School IRS LITC
2010 - 2011
Assisted low-income individuals who had a tax dispute with the IRS. I managed the taxpayer clinic under two licensed attorneys and reported to them.
Redfin.com
Seattle, Washington, USA
Real Estate Agent
Online Real Estate Brokerage
2007 - 2008
I was a Real estate agent for the very first online real estate firm. I would show homes, oversee inspections, prepare ancillary documents and work in the office as a customer service representative.

Washington State, Real Estate Broker Licence number 94758

Education

LLM, Taxation 2012
Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Alongside my LL.M. in Taxation, I earned a Certificate in State & Local Taxation and was an LL.M. Editor of The Tax Lawyer: State & Local Tax Edition.

JD, Taxation 2011
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Assistant Articles Editor of the Pittsburgh Tax Review, Daniel B. Dixon Allegheny County Bar Association Scholar (Real Estate), and Pitt Law's Liaison for their Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. As the liaison I managed anywhere from 20 - 40 individual income tax cases with a wide range of tax issues (both on the state and federal level).

BA, Philosophy, Political Science 2007
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States

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