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William S. McKee
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Washington, DC

William (Bill) McKee is a co-founder of Bingham's Tax Group. His practice encompasses all areas of federal taxation, with a special emphasis on partnership taxation. He was one of the founding partners of McKee Nelson, which joined Bingham in 2009. He has been a speaker for the National Institute of Tax Professionals for over 20 years. Bill is considered an expert in partnership taxation and is abreast of the latest tax controversies.

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William S. McKee, Bingham McCrtchen LLP
Robert L. Whitmire
Biomass Energy Holdings LLC
Wilson, WY and Los Angeles, CA

Robert (Bob) Whitmire is the founder and Managing Director of New Biomass Energy LLC (Wilson, Wyoming and Los Angeles, California).  NBE is an alternative energy company focused on the production of clean, green, renewable energy from wood waste.  NBE first production facility was placed in service in Quitman, Mississippi during August of 2011.

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Robert L. Whitmire, Terra Patners, LLC
Michael Desmond
The Law Office of Michael J. Desmond, APC
Santa Barbara, CA

Mike Desmond concentrates his practice on federal tax controversies, administrative dispute resolution and tax policy counseling, representing a broad range of clients engaged in or seeking to avoid disputes with the IRS. He served as tax legislative counsel in the U.S. Department of Treasury from 2005 to 2008.

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Michael Desmond, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Phillip Gall
Ernst & Young, LLP
New York, NY

Phillip Gall is a Principal in the Partnership Transaction Planning & Economics Group in Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department and is located in New York. He focuses on the taxation of partnerships, joint ventures, and limited liability companies.

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Phillip Gall, Deloitte Tax, LLP
Gary Huffman
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Washington, DC

Gary R. Huffman's practice focuses on tax planning, with a particular emphasis on partnerships and natural resources In addition, his practice has focused on applying partnership techniques in large corporate acquisitions, dispositions and strategic alliances (both domestic and international). Prior to joining Bingham McCutchen LLP, Mr. Huffman was a partner with Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department and is considered an expert in partnership taxation.

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Gary Huffman, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Kevin Richards
Ernst & Young LLP
Houston, TX

Kevin Richards is a principal in the Partnership Transactional Planning & Economics Group of Ernst & Young LLP's National Tax Department.  Kevin's practice has focused heavily on transactions in the oil and gas and natural resource areas, applying partnership techniques in large corporate acquisitions, dispositions, strategic alliances, cross-border financings and international joint ventures and restructurings.

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Dale Horenstine, Ernst & Young, LLP
William P. Wasserman, Esq.
William P. Wasserman, a Professional Corporation
Los Angeles, CA

Bill has over 40 years of transactional tax experience and has been involved in all aspects of partnership and corporate tax planning, particularly involving the formation and devolution of joint ventures, real estate, and family wealth planning. 

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William P. Wasserman, Ernst & Young, LLP