John Magee is practice chair of Bingham’s Tax Group. He focuses on tax controversy, with a general emphasis on complex domestic and international issues and a particular emphasis on transfer pricing issues. His practice transfer pricing experience includes extensive identification, valuation and movement of intangible properties in a wide range of industries. John has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of income tax planning, Internal Revenue Service administrative proceedings and tax litigation. He has tried cases in the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. District Courts, and has also argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals.
John recently taught “Introduction to Transfer Pricing” as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Tax Program of Georgetown University Law Center for a number of years and speaks extensively in a variety of tax forums. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Tax Counsel.
Recognized by Chambers USA as “world-class tax litigator,” he is also described as a “superb trial lawyer who knows how to talk to courts and fight the government” and “a veteran with superb insight.” John has been named a leading tax lawyer by various publications for more than a decade and is celebrated by peers for bringing “a very high-quality manner of presentation” to his work. Most notably, he has been ranked in Band 1 for National Tax Controversy by Chambers USA each year since the category was established.
A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, he served on the Law Review and received the Order of the Coif distinction.