October 20, 2020

Volume X, Number 294

Richard F. Riley Jr.

Richard F. Riley, Jr. is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Riley’s practice focuses on tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations; taxation of insurance companies; taxation of railroad companies; employment and withholding taxes; and tax litigation at the administrative, trial, and appellate level. He is a member of the firm’s Taxation Practice.

His experience in representation includes taxation and trade association cases. He is a member of the insurance & reinsurance, insurance mergers, acquisitions, & complex reinsurance transactions, and the insurance taxation industry teams with Foley Lardner. 

Richard has extensive litigation and court-room experience on various tax-related, and insurance/reinsurance matters. Among the work he has done includes: 

  • Ongoing representation of one of the nation’s largest tax-exempt social welfare organizations on tax and tax exemption issues
  • Representing a major nationwide tax-exempt industry before the Internal Revenue Service and in successful federal tax refund actions, in connection with unrelated business income tax liability
  • Representing property & casualty insurers in litigation to defend their loss reserve deductions against IRS challenge, and addressing other complex P&C insurance company tax issues
  • Lead attorney in a successful $30 million refund suit involving the railroad retirement tax liability of a Class I railroad’s intermodal subsidiary; plus continuing litigation and counseling on railroad retirement tax matters for railroad companies and public transit agencies


Mr. Riley received his undergraduate degree at Yale University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1980) and is an honors law graduate of Duke University School of Law (J.D. 1983).

Articles in the National Law Review database by Richard F. Riley Jr.


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