Taylor L. Klavan

Professional Biography

Taylor Klavan focuses her practice on tax issues relating to public finance, providing advice regarding general obligation and qualified conduit transactions, tax-exempt fixed and variable bonds, advance and current refundings, leases and installment purchase agreements, and asset acquisitions. She frequently interacts with the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of clients in Voluntary Closing Agreement Program Requests and Audits of tax-exempt finance transactions.

Taylor also has extensive experience interpreting and advising clients on new legislation affecting public finance and tax credit financing.

In addition to focusing on tax aspects of public finance, Taylor acted as both bond and underwriters’ counsel for a wide variety of transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Taylor worked at a public finance boutique in Maryland, where she represented issuers and underwriters in a variety of tax-exempt financings. While in Maryland, Taylor co-founded the Maryland Chapter of Women in Public Finance and served as president of the board.

Taylor writes for the firm’s Public Finance Tax blog, which is the first blog devoted exclusively to the tax issues that arise in connection with tax-advantaged state and local debt. During Taylor’s time in law school, she was on the American University, International Law Review. She is also published in the Creighton International and Comparative Law Journal on the subject of international investment law in a publication titled, “Rock the Boat: How the Conflict Between NML Capital and the Republic of Argentina will Affect International Investment.”

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