Annette M. Ahlers

Annette M. Ahlers

Of Counsel

Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213.928.9825    Fax: 213.928.9850

Annette M. Ahlers is of counsel in the Tax and Estates Practice Group with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Los Angeles office. She has more than 25 years’ experience providing large and mid-size corporate clients advice in corporate tax matters.

Ms. Ahlers recently rejoined Pepper Hamilton. She previously worked for the National Tax Group of Moss Adams LLP and Ernst & Young, LLP, where she was a national tax partner and director of M&A tax services for the mid-Atlantic area. Ms. Ahlers started her career as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Chief Counsel (Corporate) of the Internal Revenue Service (1990 to 1994). Her responsibilities included drafting treasury regulations, private letter rulings, technical advice memoranda and other forms of guidance issued by the IRS. While at the IRS, she was the drafting attorney assigned to regulations under IRC Section 108 (nominal or token) and Section 382 (option attribution).


  • LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1992
  • J.D., California Western School of Law, 1990
  • B.A., Economics and History, University of Washington, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court

Practice Areas

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