On May 7, 2021, Walter Calvert, a partner in Venable’s Transactional Tax Practice, was elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. This prestigious distinction is reserved for those outstanding attorneys who have made an exceptional contribution to their chosen profession.
Mr. Calvert focuses his practice on state and local tax planning and controversy matters. He represents individuals and businesses with their planning to minimize state and local tax obligations, and in audit and litigation matters. In addition, in the public finance practice area Mr. Calvert serves as tax, issuer's, and borrower’s counsel for public and private tax-exempt financings. He also counsels regarding the structuring for and compliance with federal and state tax incentive programs, including those involving opportunity zone funds, new market tax credits, and rehabilitation/historic tax credits. He is a former chair of the Section of Taxation of the Maryland State Bar Association and author of the Procedure Tax - General chapter of the Maryland Taxes book.
The American College of Tax Counsel is a professional association of tax attorneys. Formed in 1981, membership in the American College of Tax Counsel is limited to a maximum of 700 tax attorneys across the United States. The Fellows are tax lawyers working in private law firms and in-house legal departments, teaching tax in law schools, or working in federal or state revenue agencies. Fellows must be nominated for membership and must then undergo a rigorous screening process prior to being elected as Fellows of the College.