Daniel Knudsen, Esq., LL.M.

Personal Information

  • Position: Special Counsel
  • Practice Area: Taxation
  • Phone: 212-203-3255
  • Email:

Professional Experience

Dan practices in FRB’s Taxation Group. He concentrates his practice in Taxation as it relates to all aspects of Large Businesses, International, State and Local, Controversy, not-for-profit Tax-Exempt Organizations, and Regulated Substances.  He advises clients regarding tax planning, structuring, and compliance.  He serves as General Counsel to Native American tribal entities, Colleges, and non-for-profit Tax-Exempt Organizations. He also provides professional, collaborative guidance to accountants, attorneys, bankers, financial advisors, and insurance professionals facing sophisticated tax matters. 


  • Georgetown University Law Center Master of Laws, Taxation
  • Georgetown University Law Center – International Tax Certificate
  • Georgetown University Law Center – State and Local Tax Certificate
  • The Pennsylvania State University – Bachelor of Science – Finance*
  • The Pennsylvania State University – Bachelor of Science – Accounting*
  • University of Montana School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • University of Montana – American Indian Law Certificate
  • University of Montana – Environmental Law Certificate
  • University of Montana – Master of Science
  • Villanova University School of Law – Graduate Tax Litigation Skills
  • Montana State University Billings – Master of Science*
  • Montana State University Billings – Bachelor of Science
  • Graduate School U.S.A. – Grants Management

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Montana
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Numerous Native American tribal courts


  • United States Congress – 2011 Congressional Fellow
  • American Bar Association – 2013 JIOP Award
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section – 2014 Diversity Clerk Award
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section – 2015-2018 Business Law Fellow
  • American Bar Association Section of Taxation – 2015-2017 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellow


  • U.S. Senator Mark E. Udall (D-CO)
  • California Superior Court – County of Orange – Complex Civil
  • Missoula County Board of County Commissioners
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Divisio
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs – Financing for Sustainable Development Office

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association Section on Taxation
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana
  • State Bar of North Dakota
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Wyoming State Bar

Areas of Concentration

  • Taxation – Controversies & Litigation
  • Taxation – International Taxation – Planning, Structuring, and Compliance
  • Taxation – Regulated Substances
  • Taxation – Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Business – General Counsel

* Denotes present enrollment or pending graduation.

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