01 May Five Jobs Friday: The Time I Worked As a Tax Attorney
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our city is forced to critically reevaluate our budget and make difficult decisions to balance the budget. My experience as a tax attorney representing the DC Office of Tax and Revenue and helping to review the city’s budget will help me make critical decisions to lead Ward 2 through the economic consequences of COVID-19.
I have worked at Andersen Tax where I advised private clients on their tax portfolios; I have clerked on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims where I focused primarily on tax cases; I represented the Office of Tax and Revenue and specialized in real property tax matters; and, I have worked with the Council and District agencies on the annual budget.
It is more critical than ever for Ward 2 to have a strong Councilmember with experience with our budget, tax, and finance to help us recover from this crisis. I am confident that we can deal with the long term financial consequences of this pandemic, but only with courageous leadership. I am committed to focusing on economic recovery for our city to ensure that this crisis does not lead to a decades-long financial disaster. Caring for our most vulnerable residents and looking out for the long term financial health of our city does not have to be mutually exclusive.