Ronald Aucutt, a partner in the firm’s Tysons Corner office and co-chair of its private wealth services group, has been selected to serve as a member of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).
IRSAC members are selected to represent the taxpaying public, tax professionals, small and large businesses, academia and the payroll community. As an IRSAC member, Aucutt will serve a three-year term with a possible one-year extension.
Aucutt focuses his practice on planning and controversy matters involving estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes; income taxation of trusts and estates; rules regarding tax-exempt organizations and charitable contributions; and related tax issues. He has extensive experience advising clients on the transfer of wealth from one generation to another, including the orderly and tax-efficient succession of family-owned businesses.
He is a fellow and past president of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is a former chair of its Washington Affairs Committee. He is also a former vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation. He was named the 2012 “Washington, D.C., Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, and the Washingtonian recognized him as one of Washington’s 31 “Best Lawyers” in its December 2011 issue. He holds Chambers USA’s “Band 1” ranking for Wealth Management and was elected to the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils Estate Planning Hall of Fame® in 2009 as a Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner®.