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Joseph M.


Partner, International Technical Tax Practice Leader

National Tax Office
Joe Calianno is partner and the Branch Chief in Branch 6 (Corporate)
International Technical Tax Practice in the Office of Chief Counsel in which
Leader in the National Tax Office of he reviewed corporate public
Grant Thornton LLP. He practices in guidance projects, PLRs and TAMs.
all areas of international taxation and Additionally, he was an Attorney-
helps assist the offices around the Advisor in Branch 4 (International) in
firm and the firm’s clients with the office of Chief Counsel.
complex international issues. He
regularly advises on issues relating to Mr. Calianno also spent several years
cross border restructuring and in private practice at the National Tax
financing, subpart F, foreign tax credit Office of a Global accounting firm and
planning, tax treaties and global tax a large law firm in which he advised
rate reduction. clients in several areas of tax law,
including international, corporate and
Experience partnership taxation.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton LLP,
Joe was a Special Counsel to the Professional qualifications and
Deputy Associate Chief Counsel memberships
(International) in the office of Chief Member of the ABA’s Tax Section
Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. As -Vice-Chair of the Foreign Activities of
a Special Counsel, he was the U.S. taxpayers (FAUST) committee
technical advisor to the Associate and -Former Chairman, International
Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Aspects of Subchapter C Sub-
(International) and was involved in Committee, FAUST
reviewing international regulations, Member of the AICPA
revenue rulings, Notices, TAMs, PLRs -Member and Vice Chair, AICPA’s
and providing technical advice to the International Technical Resource
field. He also served as an Assistant Panel
-Chairman, AICPA’s Cross-Border M&A
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Task Force CCH’s Journal of Passthrough Entities,

Board of Advisors for RIA’sJournal of CCH’s Journal of International Tax,
International Taxation, RIA’s Journal of International Tax Review, RIA’s Journal
Corporate Tax, CCH’s Corporate of International Taxation, RIA’s Journal
Business Taxation Monthly and Atlas of Corporate Taxation, RIA’s Journal of
Taxation, Practising Law Institute,
Community involvement CCH’s Taxation of Global
Joe is a guest lecturer at New York Transactions, Tax Notes, Tax Notes
University Law School in the Graduate International, Tax Management
Tax Program and has been an adjunct International Journal, Tax
faculty member at Georgetown Law Management Memorandum and The
School in the Graduate Tax Program Tax Adviser. His articles have been
cited in several major treatises and he
Education frequently is quoted in the tax press
M.B.A., New York University’s Leonard on legislative and regulatory
N. Stern School of Business developments.
LL.M. in Taxation, New York University
School of Law Contact details
J.D., Villanova University School of 1900 M Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Law, cum laude, and member of the
Villanova Law Review T: 202.521.1505
F: 202.833.9165
B.S. in Accounting, University of E:

Presentations and publications

Mr. Calianno is a frequent speaker on
international and corporate tax issues,
especially issues relating to cross
border restructurings. He has spoken
at several national and regional tax
conferences, including the ABA,
AICPA, Atlas, BNA, DC Bar, Dallas Bar,
Federal Bar, GW/IRS, Houston
International Tax Forum, IFA, MACPA,
TEI, St. Louis International Tax Group,
USD School of Law/Procopio
International Tax Institute, Wall Street
and World Trade Council tax

He also has published numerous

articles in national journals on
international and corporate tax issues,
including articles in RIA’s Business
Entities, CCH’s Global Tax Briefing,
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