Ira counsels both for-profit and tax-exempt organizations concerning tax, financial reporting, and business planning matters along the entire business life cycle, including choice of entity/formation; business operating issues including compliance with income, payroll and sales tax rules, and methods of accounting; financing from private equity or initial/secondary public offerings; and structuring and due diligence assessments in strategic mergers, acquisitions, and disposition transactions.

Ira has extensive consulting experience in the areas of executive compensation and perquisites, tax-qualified employee benefit plans, and payroll tax and administrative matters, including related financial statement and SEC disclosure obligations. For global employers, this experience includes advising on tax treaty issues, transfer pricing, permanent establishment, and global payroll and employee benefit issues for outbound (U.S. expats) and inbound (foreign nationals) executives.

Ira also represents clients in domestic (IRS and state and local) and international tax controversy matters at all phases, from audit and administrative appeals through litigation. He has experience handling cases involving a wide range of general corporate and partnership tax issues, including benefits and employment tax, business tax deductions, reasonable compensation for executives of both for-profit and tax-exempt employers, corporate tax deductions, methods of accounting, research credit, tax return signing positions, attorney-client privilege, and work product.

Ira is active in Wiley’s pro bono program and serves as a volunteer advisor for low-income taxpayers through Community Tax Aid, Inc.

Prior to joining Wiley, Ira held senior tax advisory roles in the national offices of two global accounting firms and was a partner in the Washington, DC office of a multinational law firm. Ira is also a nationally recognized speaker and published author on multiple tax issues.



  • District of Columbia Bar
    • Taxation Community, General, Employee Benefits, and Exempt Organizations Committees
    • Corporation, Finance, and Securities Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Section on Taxation – Administrative Practice, Corporate Counsel, and Employee Benefits Committees

Practice Areas



LL.M., Georgetown University School of Law

J.D., George Mason University School of Law

B.S., University of Maryland

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar 
  • New Jersey Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court
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