Meet Brad Seltzer
DTTL and Deloitte Tax LLP Energy & Resources Industry Leader
Brad Seltzer is the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Tax and Deloitte Tax LLP leader for the Energy & Resources industry, and the Managing Director of National Energy Tax Services for Deloitte U.S.'s Washington National Tax group. Brad is also a member of the Board of Directors of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and of the Board of DTTL.
Brad currently serves as the lead tax partner, industry advisory partner, and client service provider on many large utility clients including Duke Energy, Spectra, ExxonMobil, National Grid, American Electric Power, Entergy, Sierra Pacific, Edison, Calpine, and First Energy.
Brad has represented utility, energy, and telecom clients (including industry groups) with regard to a broad array of tax planning and controversy matters, has served as the chair of the ABA Tax Section Committee on Regulated Public Utilities as well as its Normalization and Industry Specialization Subcommittees. He also served three terms on the Washington, D.C., Bar Tax Section’s steering committee and its tax policy committee.
Brad has made numerous presentations to the ABA Tax Section, EEI, USTA, and the IRS on industry matters. His practice has also included the representation of clients in tax controversies with the IRS at the audit and appeals level, and the preparation of private letter rulings, technical advice requests, and accounting method changes for the IRS National Office. Brad has also represented industry groups and Deloitte Tax LLP in preparing comments and testifying at public hearings on proposed regulations affecting the utility industry such as interest synchronization, consolidated tax adjustments, and the normalization consequences of dispositions or deregulation.
Brad received his JD with honors from George Washington University and is a member of the Bar Association of the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Areas of specialization
- Taxation of public utilities and independent power producers
- Taxation of telecommunications companies
- Tax accounting
- Tax controversies