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 probate and 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.

Prior to joining Vorys, Ken founded and managed one of Canada's largest property tax law firms.  During this time, he served as tax counsel for some of the largest companies in the country and was involved in many of the country’s most complex property tax cases. 

Ken has lectured on property tax issues all over 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 committee.  He is also the associate chair for the IPT’s 2018 annual conference.  In addition, Ken is also a member of the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys (NAPTA), where he currently serves on the board. 

Ken received his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law.  He received his LL.M. in tax from Osgoode Hall Law School and his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa.  He received his B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University.  Ken is also certified as a specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society of Ontario.

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