Michael I. Sanders, Partner at Blank Rome LLP, focuses his practice in the area of taxation, offering particular expertise in matters affecting partnerships, limited liability companies, S-corporations, real estate and tax controversy. He also has a large practice in the area of exempt organizations involving health care and low-income housing, associations and joint ventures between for-profits and non-profits, as well as structuring New Markets Tax Credit transactions. He regularly serves as an expert witness in complex litigation. Mr. Sanders was named by the Washington Business Journal as one of the City's Top Ten Lawyers and the City's Top Tax Lawyer in 2004. Additionally, he was presented the Israel Bonds Legal and Financial Division's Light of Jerusalem Award in November of 2005. He was honored as one of "Washington, DC's Legal Elite" by Smart CEO Magazine for 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he was selected from a field of the nation's leading lawyers and judges as a finalist for the Lawdragon 500 based upon his current impact on the biggest issues and deals in the law. He was also recognized by Washingtonian magazine as "One of Washington's Top Lawyers" for 2007 and 2008. Mr. Sanders is the author of Joint Ventures Involving Tax-Exempt Organizations (3rd Edition) published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He is also an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law Center and Georgetown University Law School teaching Income Taxation of Partnerships and Subchapter S Corporations and Tax Treatment of Charities and Other Non-Profit Organizations, Joint Ventures Involving Tax Exempt Organizations (including healthcare, universities, LIHTC, new markets, conservation organizations, respectively. Previously, Mr. Sanders served as an Attorney-Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Tax Policy at the Office of Tax Legislative Counsel and as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice (Attorney General's Honors Program).