Since joining Mayer Brown in 2008, John Cise’s practice has focused exclusively on tax disputes and transfer pricing matters. He represents taxpayers at all levels of federal tax controversy, including IRS audits, administrative appeals before the IRS Appeals Division, and litigation before the United States Tax Court and the Court of Federal Claims.
His experience includes major corporate and partnership cases involving substance-over-form and economic substance issues, I.R.C. § 482 allocations and other transfer pricing issues, valuation disputes, and leasing transactions. In addition, John represents clients with issues involving the deductibility of interest expense in related-party transactions, including debt v. equity characterizations and related sham transaction and economic substance arguments.
He also has experience with various aspects of international transfer pricing, including cross-border movements of intangible property and cost sharing arrangements.
John graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2008 with honors, and speaks German.