American Bar Association

Section of Taxation:

Who We Are

The Energy & Environmental Taxes Committee focuses on tax issues dealing directly or indirectly with energy resources or that have special significance in connection with the environmental laws or the implementation of environmental policy. The committee acts as a forum for the discussion of these issues and develops proposals to improve the functional relationship between the environmental and natural resource laws and tax laws. It monitors and comments on (both in writing and in person to Congressional, IRS, and Treasury personnel) proposed and newly enacted tax statutes, regulations, and rulings affecting the areas of natural resources or environmental law, as well as issues affecting professionals working in these areas.

Attention Young Lawyers!

The Energy & Environmental Taxes Committee is actively seeking young attorneys interested in developing careers in this specialty. If you're interested in networking with peers sharing an interest in the taxation of natural resources or of environmental issues, please submit your information to the Committee Chair, Deborah Karet Gordon.

Committee Materials from Recent Meetings

Did you know thousands of pages of cutting-edge committee program materials are available to you as a Tax Section member? These documents contain analysis of the latest federal tax policy, initiatives, regulations, legislative forecasts, and planning ideas developed by the country's leading tax attorneys and government officials. Access these materials now.

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Committee Leadership


Lowy, Peter


Shah, Amish

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Something New in the Toolbox: The Installment Sale-Reacquisition Approach to Real Estate Development Projects


    Taxpayers often are approached by developers looking to buy their land. Taxpayers may be willing to sell the property only if the transaction is structured in a way that does not trigger taxable income to them. In condominium developments, taxpayers may wish to receive newly constructed condominium units ...

    2017 ABA/IPT Advanced Income, Sales/Use & Property Tax Seminars

    Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
    New Orleans

    Income Tax Seminar Monday, March 20 & Tuesday, March 21 Sales/Use Tax Seminar Tuesday, March 21 & Wednesday, March 22 Property Tax Seminar Thursday, March 23 & Friday, March 24 Please join us as we return to The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans for the 2017 ABA/IPT Advanced Tax Seminars! The ABA Section ...

    Game Change: The New Partnership Audit Regime


    The new partnership audit rules fundamentally change how the IRS audits and collects tax from partnerships. The panelists will discuss the issues with the current TEFRA partnership audit rules and the replacement of the TEFRA rules, effective 2018, in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. The panelists ...

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