February 01, 1990
Shashy to Be Chief Counsel of the IRS
WASHINGTON - Abraham N. M. (Hap) Shashy Jr. was confirmed by
the U. S. Senate on January 30, 1990 to be chief counsel of the
Internal Revenue Service.
Shashy will be the principal legal advisor to IRS
Commissioner Fred T. Goldberg Jr. and assistant general counsel
for the Treasury Department. He will initiate and direct
policies on tax litigation, interpretation and development of
internal revenue laws, and all non-tax legal matters for the IRS.
At the time of his appointment, Shashy was a partner in the
Dallas law firm of Jones, Day Reavis and Pogue. He served on the
adjunct tax faculties of New York University School of Law and
Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas. Shashy's
practice included federal income taxation with emphasis on
partnership, corporate, and foreign tax matters, and taxation of
financial instrument and real estate transactions. His practice
included public and private partnership and corporate offerings,
income tax audits and litigation, and taxation of commodities
transactions. Shashy succeeds William F. Nelson who left the
agency to return to law practice.
Shashy earned a bachelor's degree in political science from
the University of Florida, a law degree from the University of
Florida School of Law, and a master of laws degree from New York
University School of Law. He is a member of the New York,
Florida, and Texas bars. He is married to the former Joy Marie
Taninies. They have two children, Stephen and Laura.
He is a native of Ocala, Fla.
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