Yoram Keinan

In his more than two decades of experience in both the U.S. and Israel, Yoram Keinan has developed a wide-ranging tax practice and has represented multinational entities, banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, REITs, real estate developers and high net-worth individuals. In addition, Yoram has developed extensive experience with respect to the domestic and international taxation of financial products and institutions.

Prior to joining Kostelanetz & Fink, Mr. Keinan served as a partner at Smith Gambrell & Russell, and headed the Tax Practice at Carter Ledyard & Milburn. He also served as shareholder at Greenberg Traurig’s Tax and International Tax Practices, as senior manager with Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department, as an associate with Shearman & Sterling’s Tax Practice, and as a manager with Ernst & Young’s tax department in Israel. Mr. Keinan also practiced tax law in Israel for several years prior to his arrival at the United States and has been a member of the Israeli Bar since 1996.

Mr. Keinan is a member of the New York Tax Club and the current chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Banking Committee.  

Mr. Keinan has taught courses on the taxation of financial instruments at both the University of Michigan Law School and Georgetown University Law Center. He has also lectured on the economics of taxation Harvard University, the University of Florida, and American University. Mr. Keinan also has been invited to speak at conferences and seminars, including those sponsored by Practising Law Institute, American Bar Association, Tax Analysts, BNA, American Bankers Association, CBIT, Stafford, and more.

Mr. Keinan is the author of the BNA Portfolio on The Economic Substance Doctrine and has published more than 50 articles in publications including the American Bar Association’s “The Tax Lawyer” and Florida Tax Review.

Mr. Keinan received his Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) and LLM degrees from the University of Michigan Law School.  He also earned a dual master’s degree from Harvard University in International Taxation and Public Administration; an LLM (Taxation) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; an MBA from Bar Ilan University; and BA (Economics) and LLB degrees from Tel Aviv University.

Contact

Email: ykeinan@kflaw.com

Tel: 212.808.8100


Education

The University of Michigan, Law School, J.S.D. (2002)

The University Of Michigan, Law School, LL.M (2001) (Taxation and Corporations)

Harvard Law School, LL.M. (2000) (Taxation of Financial Instruments)

International Tax Program. Area Of Interest: International Taxation.

Hebrew University, School Of Law (Jerusalem, Israel), LL.M. (1998) (International Taxation)

Tel Aviv University, Law School (Israel), LL.B. (1995)

University College Los Angeles (UCLA), Award in Accounting (2006)

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, M.P.A. (2001) (Taxation and Finance)

Bar Ilan University, School of Management (Ramat-Gan, Israel), M.B.A., (1998) (International Finance)

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY, B.A. in Economics (1995)


Bar Admissions

New York State, 2008

District Of Columbia, 2002

The Israel Bar, 1996


Faculty Positions

Visiting Professor, The University Of Michigan, Law School (Taxation of Financial Instruments)

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center (Taxation of Debt Instruments and Securitization Transactions) (Tax Policy)

Lecturer, Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Economics of Taxation) (2000-2001)