Leslie J. Schneider is a partner in Ivins, Phillips & Barker's Washington office. His practice concentrates in accounting methods, the timing of revenue and expenses, the valuation of inventories, and capital v. expense issues. Mr. Schneider is most often recognized for his three-volume treatise, Federal Income Taxation of Inventories, published by Matthew-Bender. Mr. Schneider has developed a reputation as the premier attorney in the United States in the field of tax accounting and inventories. He has represented over half of the companies in the Fortune 500, as well as most of the leading accounting firms in the United States on various matters. His work involves tax planning, providing consultations on specific problems, structuring transactions, the design and adoption of various types of inventory methods, and he handles the full panoply of controversies from IRS examinations, to IRS Appeals cases, to litigation. In the tax planning area, one of Mr. Schneider's strengths is to provide instant assessments of tax issues in the tax accounting area.
In addition to Mr. Schneider's accounting credentials, he was a gold medal winner for achieving the highest grade on the CPA examination in the State of Maryland. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Schneider was the youngest attorney on the staff of the Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, as well as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy of the U.S. Treasury Department. For several years, he taught a course in income tax accounting in the graduate tax program at Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Schneider has been recognized as one of the leading tax lawyers in the various rating services, including Who's Who Legal, The Worlds' Leading Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers. In Chambers' World's Leading Lawyers, Mr. Schneider's peers have ranked him as one of the five top tax lawyers in Washington, D.C.