Kenneth R. West

Of Counsel
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Offices Washington
Phone 202.467.8814
Fax 202.533.9009

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Ken is of counsel in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office and a member of the tax group.  He has more than a decade of experience counseling clients in all aspects of real property tax law, including the review of tax assessments and property tax management for large corporations.  Ken also has extensive experience in litigation and has represented clients in real property tax valuation disputes and appeals.  In addition, he has experience with sales and state tax issues.

Ken has served as tax counsel for some of the largest companies in the country and was involved in many complex property tax and valuation cases, often using his skills as a litigator and knowledge of alternative dispute resolutions to resolve matters effectively and efficiently. He has worked with property owners on valuation matters in many jurisdictions, including Washington, D.C., Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Maine, Texas, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, Alaska, California, Puerto Rico and Canada, always applying his valuation knowledge and data driven approaches to champion efficient, client-centered results.

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Ken has lectured on property tax valuation and dispute resolution issues around the world, including in Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Malaysia. 

Ken is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and a member of the organization’s legal and symposium committees.  In addition, he is also a member of the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys (NAPTA), where he currently serves on the board as vice president, outreach.

Ken received a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law.  He received an LL.M. in tax from Osgoode Hall Law School and a LL.B. from the University of Ottawa. He is also certified as a specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society of Ontario. Ken earned a certificate in adjudication for administrative agencies, boards and tribunals from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2016 and a Certificate in Negotiation from the Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation in 2017.

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