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Eric Skinner

Associate Area Counsel

B.S., University of Michigan
J.D., Michigan State University, School of Law
Office of Chief Counsel - Internal Revenue Service, Large Business and International Division

Eric R. Skinner is the Associate Area Counsel for the Large Business and International Division of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Detroit, Michigan. The Office of Chief Counsel’s Large Business and International (LB&I) Division serves corporations, subchapter S corporations, and partnerships with assets greater than $10 million. These entities typically have large numbers of employees, deal with complicated issues involving tax law and accounting principles, and conduct their operations in an expanding global environment.  Mr. Skinner has been with the Office of Chief Counsel since 1995. He has extensive experience in tax litigation, criminal tax, corporate tax, and international transactions.  Mr. Skinner also serves as an IRS Liaison to the Taxation Section of the Michigan State Bar. Prior to joining the IRS, Mr. Skinner was a tax attorney with the Detroit office of Deloitte and Touche. A graduate of Michigan State University College of Law, he also serves as an adjunct professor in the MST program at Walsh College.

Mr. Skinner teaches Advanced Corporate Tax, Corporate Tax, and Current Topics in Federal Income Tax in the Graduate Tax Program and the Taxation of Business Entities and Tax Fraud in the J.D. program.