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Michael Platner Joins Van Ness Feldman as Senior Tax Counsel


"The firm is delighted to add Michael's impressive tax policy capabilities to the services we provide to clients."
-Ben McMakin, Government Relations and Public Policy Practice Coordinator

We are pleased to welcome Michael Platner to the Van Ness Feldman team as Senior Tax Counsel.  Michael is a CPA and an honors graduate of the University of Texas Law School.  Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as Tax Director for the American Petroleum Institute.  His career began as a CPA with a major accounting firm, focused on federal tax policy and implementation.  In 1988, Michael became Tax and International Trade Counsel for the late Senator John Chafee (R-RI), who was a Member of the Senate Finance Committee.

Mr. Platner received a J.D. from the University of Texas Law School in 1982, and a B.S. from Oklahoma State University in 1979.  Mr. Platner can be reached at 202.298.1988 or via email at mlp@vnf.com.

Mr. Platner is admitted to practice in Texas.

With over 90 professionals in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, WA, Van Ness Feldman focuses on law and policy relating to:  Electricity; Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid; Environment; Climate Change; Renewable Energy, Cleantech, and Biofuels; Coal and CCS; Natural Gas; Nuclear Energy; Hydropower; Infrastructure Development; Indian Law; Oil & Products Pipelines; Public Lands & Natural Resources; and Transportation.

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