Donald A. Barnes


Washington, DC



(202) 296-0059


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Areas of Practice

  • Federal Taxation


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chairman, AICPA Tax Legislation and Policy Committee, 2004 to 2006
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, Taxation Committee
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Independent SALT Alliance

Past Employment Positions

  • Assistant to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, during the administration of President George H.W. Bush
  • Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel (Income Tax & Accounting division), Washington, D.C., 1991 to 1998
  • Partner, National Tax Office of BDO Seidman, LLP, a CPA firm
  • Law practice at Baker & Hostetler (associate and partner) and Davis Graham & Stubbs (associate), Denver, Colorado
  • Summer law clerk at the U.S. Tax Court, for the Honorable Samuel B. Sterrett and William A. Goffe