Attorney Neil V. Birkhoff, chair of the Tax and Estate Planning group at Woods Rogers, will be the Interim Director of the Tax Clinic at the Washington & Lee University School of Law for the Fall 2015 semester. In this role, Neil will oversee eight students who will provide pro-bono representation for low-income taxpayers in income tax matters before the IRS and the Virginia Department of Taxation.
Neil has a long-time commitment to providing legal representation for low-income taxpayers. He has been associated with The Community Tax Law Project—the first low-income taxpayer clinic (LITC) established in the United States—for more than 25 years as a volunteer attorney, board member, president, and advisory board member.
Neil is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a past chair of both the Virginia State Bar’s Section of Taxation and the Virginia Bar Association’s Section of Taxation. Prior to joining Woods Rogers in 1987, Neil was a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Neil will be in Lexington two days a week throughout the Fall 2015 semester beginning in late August and running through mid-December. With the assistance of the IT teams at Woods Rogers and Washington & Lee, he remains available for clients during business hours and available to his students as needed.