Steven Woolf joined the Washington office of the Jewish Federations of North America as Senior Tax Policy Counsel in February, 2007, and is a tax professional with extensive experience in individual, corporate, and nonprofit taxation. In his position, Steven fulfills the role of chief advocate and lobbyist on legislative proposals, administrative regulations, and public policy issues before Congress and the Executive Branch regarding non-profit tax issues. He works closely with planning giving colleagues at JFNA and throughout the Federation movement. Additionally, Steven has staff responsibility for the JFNA Emergency Committee which coordinates the federation movement preparation for and response to natural disasters.
Steven spent most of his career working in the National Tax Office of the Big Four accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessor Coopers & Lybrand. He represented clients on tax legislative and regulatory issues before the Congress, the Treasury Department, and obtained numerous tax rulings from the Internal Revenue Service. He received his B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University, his M.A. from Brown University, and his J.D. from the American University. A frequent lecturer at professional education programs, Steven is also the author and editor of numerous articles and books including the Coopers & Lybrand Guide to Business Tax Strategies published by Simon & Schuster and International Tax Summaries published by John Wiley & Sons. Steven was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the New York University School of Law National Center on Philanthropy and the Law.