Charles Rettig, a more than 35-year tax attorney, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to lead the Internal Revenue Service.
The White House said Thursday Rettig would serve the remainder of a five-year term that commenced Nov. 13 and succeed John Koskinen if confirmed by the Senate.
He serves as a principal of Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Tosher & Perez, PC and has represented clients before the IRS and state taxing authorities as well as in federal and state court litigation and appeals over the course of his career at the California-based law firm.
Rettig previously chaired the IRS’s advisory council that recommends measures for the agency to manage taxpayer services, policies, procedures and programs.
He is also currently the vice chair of administration within the American Bar Association’s taxation section.
The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization certified him as a specialist in taxation law and estate planning, trust and probate law.