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Anna Dokuchayeva

Biography

Attorney Dokuchayeva's primary practice areas include taxation, commercial and business transactions and litigation.  Attorney Dokuchayeva's transaction practice focuses on representing and advising private investors on their US and foreign transactions, tax planning and disputes. Attorney Dokuchayeva has also counseled clients in various industries including, financial services, insurance, real estate, professional services, retail and franchising, technology and development, cryptocurrency, manufacturing and development, cannabis, entrepreneur and new business services, charities and not-for-profits, sports, arts and entertainment, regarding the preparation of complex commercial agreements, service contracts, license agreements, purchase and sale agreements and non-disclosure agreements, employment and non-compete agreements. Attorney Dokuchayeva's advice allows her clients to achieve a sufficient level of precision in order to minimize risks and secure their commercial interests. 

Attorney Dokuchayeva's federal and state tax controversy experience includes representing individuals and entities before the Internal Revenue Service and local tax authorities with respect to audits and tax matters. In addition to civil tax matters, Attorney Dokuchayeva counsels and represents clients in criminal tax matters. Attorney Dokuchayeva has also acted as tax counsel for not-for-profit organizations and represented such organizations in audits before the Internal Revenue Service.

Attorney Dokuchayeva advises foreign entities and individuals on U.S. tax compliance matters and cross-border transactions. Attorney Dokuchayeva also assists with questions on FACTA, FIRPTA, CRS issues, PFIC rules and CFC rules and international tax treaties. 

Previously, Attorney Dokuchayeva was Assistant General Counsel for the City of New York (Mayor’s Office), where she represented the Office of Housing Recovery in federal and state audits before the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General, and Office of the Comptroller for the City of New York.  Attorney Dokuchayeva began her legal career as a Compliance Officer at JP Morgan Chase & Co. Attorney Dokuchayeva has also drafted several articles and presented several commentaries before the Internal Revenue Service on important tax issues for reinsurance industry and research and development. 

Pro-Bono Activities

  • The Cornell Club

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Published Works

  • Proposal for Reporting for Certain Life Insurance Contract Transactions and a Modification to the Transfer for Valuable Consideration Rules) CC:PA:LPD:PR (Notice 2018-41) (2018) (recommending to consider implications of reporting)
  • Proposal for Student Debt Relief and Tax Credit Act (2017) (proposal to balance the student loan / education / income inequity with federal tax legislation)
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Exception from Passive Income for Certain Foreign Insurance Companies, CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG – 108214 – 15) (2015) (clarifying “active conduct” burden and recommending broad safe harbor for tax treatment)
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Credit for Increasing Research Activities, CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-153656-03) (2015) (recommending standards for the financial sector and improving the definitions for “third party” testing and the “objective, reasonable method”). Final regulations adopted language proposed therein regarding objective standard. See Treas. Reg. Section 1.41-4(c)(6)(vi)(C)
  • The History and Taxation of Offshore Reinsurance Companies, Tax Management International Journal, 45 TMIJ 267 (May 13, 2016)

Professional Associations

  • New York Bar Association
  • The Cornell Club

Practice Areas

  • Taxation
  • Commercial and business transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Tax Court