John Buckley, who has served as chief Democratic tax counsel for the Ways and Means Committee since 1995, has spent nearly four decades on the Hill participating in the development of federal tax legislation. He began his career as associate counsel in the Office of the House Legislative Counsel, after earning his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1973. He would go on to participate in the crafting of all major tax legislation enacted after 1974.In 1994, he briefly served as chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation before moving into his present position.Buckley served as an adjunct professor at the Law Center from 1995 to 2005, teaching a seminar on recent tax legislative developments with U.S. Tax Court Chief Judge John O. Colvin. He has published articles on general tax policy, individual tax issues, international tax issues, estate and gift taxes, and more. His appearances have included the Woodworth Lecture before the Tax Section of the American Bar Association on Tax Changes Since Woodworth's Time: Implications for Future Tax Reform.He did undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame, majoring in finance.
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