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Tax Attorneys

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Tax lawyers have a law school degree from an ABA-accredited law school and prior internship and work experience in law firms or corporations that offer tax law services. Tax lawyers have strong knowledge of tax laws, Internal Revenue Service requirements and documents, as well as corporate governance, legal codes, and court procedures. They have a solid grasp of the English language, strong reading and writing comprehension, and are able to communicate complex information in ways that people understand. They are active listeners with good critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The job requires careful attention to details, dependability, and integrity. The job is often stressful and tax lawyers must stay calm when dealing with demanding clients and tight deadlines.

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