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Derek C. Kettner

Associate
  • Buffalo
  • 716.844.3769
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Derek represents clients in all aspects of corporate transactions, including private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, tax, and general corporate matters.

He has experience advising domestic and multi-national corporate entities on complex U.S. tax matters to maximize efficiency and compliance and is well-versed in structuring inbound and outbound transactions to comply with cross-border tax laws, including the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Prior to joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Derek clerked at the National Fuel Gas Company, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Newark, NJ, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York. He also served as an aide to Chief Justice John G. Roberts at the U.S. Supreme Court for a two-year term in Washington, DC.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Volunteer Judge, Albert R. Mugel National Tax Moot Court Competition

HONORS & AWARDS

  • University at Buffalo School of Law
    • Articles Editor, Buffalo Law Review
    • Dean’s Judicial Fellowship Award
    • Charles E. Mann Public Interest Award
    • Hon. Robert Foster Thompson Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS

  • "New Proposed Regs Clarify US Repatriation Tax Elections," Canadian Tax Highlights, 2018

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • United States Tax Court

EDUCATION

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.
  • Emory University, B.A.
HSE Law
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Derek C. Kettner
Associate
dkettner@hselaw.com
tel: 716.844.3769
fax: 716.853.1617

Derek represents clients in all aspects of corporate transactions, including private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, tax, and general corporate matters.

He has experience advising domestic and multi-national corporate entities on complex U.S. tax matters to maximize efficiency and compliance and is well-versed in structuring inbound and outbound transactions to comply with cross-border tax laws, including the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Prior to joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Derek clerked at the National Fuel Gas Company, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Newark, NJ, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York. He also served as an aide to Chief Justice John G. Roberts at the U.S. Supreme Court for a two-year term in Washington, DC.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Volunteer Judge, Albert R. Mugel National Tax Moot Court Competition

Honors & Awards

  • University at Buffalo School of Law
    • Articles Editor, Buffalo Law Review
    • Dean’s Judicial Fellowship Award
    • Charles E. Mann Public Interest Award
    • Hon. Robert Foster Thompson Scholarship

Publications

  • "New Proposed Regs Clarify US Repatriation Tax Elections," Canadian Tax Highlights, 2018

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.
  • Emory University, B.A.

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