David Kempler



David I. Kempler focuses his practice on corporate tax, business planning and not-for-profit (especially in the health care area) tax matters. He advises clients on a broad range of tax issues involving mergers and acquisitions, closely held entities, joint ventures and planning for health care entities. David has been involved in structuring many acquisition and financing transactions for public and private companies and has advised private equity funds and their investors as to the federal tax consequences from investments in those funds. He has actively represented clients in federal tax controversies both at the administrative level and in the courts. He has also counseled many for-profit health care entities in restructuring transactions and tax issues relating to daily operations.

Prior to joining Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, David was a partner at a Washington, D.C. law firm. In addition, he served as associate professor of law at George Washington University National Law Center, and visiting professor of law at Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America. He also served as an attorney in the Reorganization Rulings Branch of the Internal Revenue Service.





Degrees & Universities

  • LL.M., The George Washington University Law School 1967 (Taxation)
  • J.D., University of Connecticut 1966
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania 1963