Tax Counsel from ICH Group joins Duane Morris as Partner

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Duane Morris LLP has announced the arrival of Julian Fortuna, formerly the Vice President and General Tax Counsel of InterContinental Hotels Group, as a partner in its Atlanta office. Julian joins the firm’s Corporate Practice Group.

Julian has extensive experience in tax research, planning and controversy matters as domestic and international tax counsel. He has structured the tax impacts of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations, joint ventures, construction projects, and lease exchanges and other property transactions, as well as cross-border financing, captive insurance and the worldwide use of trademark names and intangibles. In addition to working for the Internal Revenue Service, where he provided legal advice and counsel to the IRS district directors and their subordinates, Julian has represented clients before the IRS and various other tax authorities on audits, appeals, rulings requests, pre-filing determinations and other procedural matters (both for income and non-income taxes), and the negotiation and interpretation of tax indemnity contracts with third parties, including full responsibility for settlement, mediation and/or litigation.

Julian earned his LL.M. from Emory University School of Law in 1984 and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1980, where he graduated cum laude and won the American Jurisprudence Award. He was also the associate editor for Rutgers Camden Law Journal. Julian graduated from The City University of New York with a B.A. in 1977.
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