Byoung Jo Kang (강병조) is a business lawyer with an U.S. income tax expertise and represents U.S. taxpayers abroad or foreign taxpayers in the United States. Mr. Kang regularly advises high-net-worth U.S. and foreign individuals, multinational companies and nonprofits in connection with U.S. income tax issues.
Mr. Kang is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Tax Court. He is also a Virginia licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Kang earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law (2011), a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Regional Studies: East Asia from Harvard University (2002), a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Korean Literature from the Seoul National University (1999), and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Korean Literature from the Seoul National University (1997). He is fluent in both Korean and Japanese.
Before establishing B.J. Kang Law PC, Mr. Kang worked as an Attorney for Flott & Co., served as the Director of Finance and Administration for the National Communication Association, and as both the Controller and Vice President for the Middle East Institute (2007-2010). He was employed at Diamond Properties, LLC as the Assistant Controller (2006-2007) and was a member on the financial staff for the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University (2002-2006). In addition, Mr. Kang also practiced as an Enrolled Agent for eight years (2004-2012) before the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to coming to the United States, he co-founded one of the first online education companies in South Korea (2000).
Josh Portman is a Business and Tax Law Associate at B.J. Kang Law, PC. Mr. Portman recently graduated from Georgetown University Law Center's Masters in Taxation (LL.M.) program (May 2014). Prior to joining B.J. Kang Law, Mr. Portman interned with the Chief Counsel at the Office of Tax and Revenue in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Portman is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and Massachusetts.
Before attending Georgetown, Mr. Portman earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Syracuse University College of Law (2013) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), in Political Science, from the University of Vermont (2008).
Mr. Portman's primary tax studies as well as academic interests include international tax planning for inbound and outbound transactions, tax exempt organizations, and state and local tax planning for businesses.
Habeeb Syed (حبيب سيد ) is a Business and Tax Law Associate at B.J. Kang Law, PC. Mr. Syed also serves on the executive committee of OPEN Washington D.C., an organization focused on fostering entrepreneurship and is active with startup and blockchain organizations in Washington D.C. and California. Before joining B.J. Kang Law, Mr. Syed externed with the Tax Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. Mr. Syed also worked as a solo practitioner, representing start-ups and small businesses, providing them with comprehensive transactional services.
Mr. Syed is admitted to practice law in the state of California.
Mr. Syed earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (2013) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and International Relations with a Minor in Middle East Studies from the University of California San Diego (2010). Mr. Syed speaks fluent Hindi and Urdu, and is proficient in Arabic and Spanish.