Douglas P. Romaine - Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

Douglas P. Romaine

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 859-231-3085

Douglas P. Romaine is Of Counsel in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Lexington office, and has been with the firm since 1983. He is a member of the Trusts & Estates and State & Federal Tax Practices.   Mr. Romaine has advised closely-held and publicly-owned businesses on a wide range of  issues affecting their operations, including corporate and individual income tax planning, acquisitions and dispositions of assets and businesses, the administrative protest of proposed tax deficiencies before the Internal Revenue Service and the Kentucky Department of Revenue, and litigation of tax cases in state and federal courts and legislative counseling. Mr. Romaine regularly counsels with persons engaged in the horse industry, including structuring U.S. operations of foreign nationals and defending taxpayers from challenges by the Internal Revenue Service to the use of horse-related losses under the hobby loss and passive activity loss tax rules.   Mr. Romaine is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and is recognized as a Best Lawyer in the field of Tax Law for his many legal accomplishments. He also has experience assisting clients in minimizing estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes, including the preparation of wills, trusts, family limited partnerships and private foundations. In addition, he has served as a court-appointed mediator and expert witness regarding disputes concerning the professional responsibility of tax professionals.   Mr. Romaine is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky, Florida, Virginia and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the American Horse Council Tax Advisory Board and the American College of Equine Attorneys. He attends Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Married with four children, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, hiking and jogging in his free time.

University of VirginiaBA 1974University of RichmondJ.D. 1978New York University School of LawLL.M 1979
American Bar Association (Taxation Section)American Horse Council Tax Advisory BoardAmerican College of Equine AttorneysUniversity of Richmond Law Review

Case History

Salihm Zamzam v. United States, 79 A.F.T.R.2d ¶. 97-115 (W.D. Va. February 28, 1997) — Succesasfuly defeated IRS jeopardy tax assessment 
Estate of Jane H. Duvall, Deceased, Larry Cleveland, Executor, Petitioner, Francis Bowman and George P. Taylor, Jr., Intervenors v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, T.C. Memo 1993-319 (1993) — Successfuly intervened in Tax Court proceeding on behalf of remaindermen construing terms of Last Will
and Testament on issue of whether decedent possessed general power of appointment
Revenue Cabinet v. Castleton, Inc., 826 S.W.2d 334 (Ky.App. 1992) — Successfully represented taxpayer in right to refund claim where taxpayer had initially paid tax upon audit and subsequently sought refund
Stoner Creek Stud, Inc. v. Kentucky Revenue Cabinet, 746 S.W.2d 73 (Ky. 1985) — Involved application of various sales and use tax exemptions under Kentucky law to the horse industry

Office Location

300 West Vine Street, Suite 2100
Lexington, KY 40507-1801
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Lexington Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Lexington Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Lexington Metro Area
Douglas P. Romaine has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Douglas P. Romaine has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Douglas P. Romaine has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Tax Law (International, Tax Disputes, Tax Planning, Trusts and Estates)

Other Information

Gender: Male