Areas of Practice
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2012, Executive Technical Editor, Journal on Legislation
  • Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, 2009
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 3087
FAX: +1 202 429 3200

John Cobb advises domestic and international clients on federal and state income tax aspects of corporate and partnership transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, and energy tax credit structures.  Mr. Cobb also counsels nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations on tax and governance matters and high net-worth individuals on federal income, estate and gift tax issues.  In addition to providing tax planning and governance advice, Mr. Cobb has experience assisting clients in the Internal Revenue Service administrative process and in matters before the US Tax Court and state courts.

Prior to joining the Tax Group, Mr. Cobb worked in Steptoe’s Corporate, Securities & Finance Group where his experience included advising clients on finance and loan arrangements, mergers and acquisitions for public and private corporations, cross-border supply and distribution agreements, oil and gas pipeline agreements, commercial real estate, and corporate governance issues. 

Mr. Cobb was awarded a J.D. cum laude by Harvard Law School, where he was the Executive Technical Editor of the Journal on Legislation.  At Harvard, he received Dean’s Scholar prizes in Taxation, Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy, Legislation and Regulation, Torts, Criminal Law, and Jurisprudence.