Rachel L. Partain

Rachel L. Partain

Rachel L. Partain


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Rachel L. Partain is a Partner concentrating her practice on representing middle market businesses and high-net worth individuals in federal and state tax controversies. She handles all stages of the dispute process, including audits, appeals, litigation, and collections. Ms. Partain also provides tax advisory services, including as “outside” general counsel, on a wide range of issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Partain was a member at a prominent boutique law firm. She started her career at an international law firm.

Ms. Partain has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating – the highest peer rating standard established by this company. She was also selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists (Tax).

Ms. Partain speaks and writes frequently on tax topics and has been quoted often in numerous national publications. She has authored a book on the tax treatment of payments made in connection with government investigations, and a chapter on refund claims and refund litigation.

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 2010
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2002
  • The University of Texas at Arlington, B.A., 1995
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York