Market leading insight for tax experts
View online issue

One minute with ... Stephen Fiamma

How did you end up in tax?

In my first job as a young lawyer I did the customary ‘rotation’ among various departments. Compared to many other areas in which custom and practice seemed to be all-important I found the need to refer to the statute and regulations in tax to be intellectually satisfying. It was like solving a challenging puzzle every time I was asked to do a new research assignment and I was hooked.

What’s the biggest practical problem you face in your role?

Making sure all relevant US tax statutes and precedents affecting a client matter are identified and considered. The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the courts write down everything they do and publish it so there is a lot to read on every subject before you can feel confident that you have done a thorough job of research.


If you or your firm subscribes to, please click the login box below:

If you do not subscribe but are a registered user, please enter your details in the following boxes:

Alternatively, you can register free of charge to read a limited amount of subscriber content per month.
Once you have registered, you will receive an email directing you back to read this article in full.
Please reach out to customer services at +44 (0) 330 161 1234 or '' for further assistance.