G. Michael Green


Michael Green concentrates his practice on federal income tax law.

Transactional Tax Practice

In more than 30 years of private practice, Michael has been actively involved in structuring numerous acquisitions and dispositions of publicly and privately held companies. This work has included tax planning for tax-free reorganizations as well as taxable transactions. He has considerable experience in structuring debt and equity securities, preserving net operating losses and other tax attributes, compensating management, and addressing the special tax issues that arise when consolidated groups or pass-through entities, such as subchapter S corporations, partnerships, or limited liability companies are involved. Michael’s tax practice also has included counseling clients on minimizing the adverse tax consequences of initial public offerings, raising venture capital, and forming mutual funds. In addition, he has been responsible for the tax planning for a number of debt workouts on behalf of both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy, as well as in non-bankruptcy settings.

International Tax Practice 

Michael has also developed an international tax practice that has included advising clients on the U.S. income tax aspects of international operations, interpreting tax treaties, and applying transfer pricing rules to multinational groups. In addition, he represented an international commodities dealer in one of the largest criminal tax evasion cases in U.S. history, a representation that culminated in the grant of a Presidential pardon.

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  • 2007–2020, Tax Law in Washington, D.C., listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2014–2016, listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
  • 2007, 2009, listed in Washingtonian’s Top Lawyers
  • 2008, Finalist, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers
  • 2006, listed in Lawdragon Leading Lawyers



  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Georgetown University, BS, summa cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, magna cum laude