Daniel Strickland is a tax attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Strickland focuses his practice in the area of federal tax controversy, representing taxpayers in all types of tax controversy matters. He also focuses his practice in the renewable energy sector, advising clients on energy tax credits and incentives from conception to litigation.

In the context of tax controversy, Mr. Strickland guides clients through IRS audits, prepares administrative claims and protests of IRS actions, and litigates tax and tax-related cases throughout the United States. His experience covers a wide range of procedural and complex tax issues, including valuation, foreign and energy tax credits, classification of investment as debt or equity, judicial substance doctrines and penalty defenses.

In the energy sector, Mr. Strickland advises clients on tax credits – such as investment tax credits (ITCs), production tax credits (PTCs), carbon capture, hydrogen, electric vehicle, fuels and other energy tax credits, including through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – and on the impact of fuels, oil spill and Superfund excise taxes to current and anticipated business operations. He represents clients in the traditional and renewable energy sectors in legislative and regulatory efforts – including in obtaining public and private guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS – and in tax controversy matters at the administrative, trial court and appellate levels.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Strickland was an attorney for a global law firm in its Washington, D.C., office. Previously, he served as a law clerk at the U.S. Tax Court for the Honorable Albert G. Lauber, the Honorable Elizabeth Crewson Paris and the Honorable Michael B. Thornton.

While in law school, Mr. Strickland served as the research editor for the Charleston Law Review.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., with distinction
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of South Carolina, B.S.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Federal Bar Association (FBA), Section on Taxation, Section Chair, 2022-2023; Tax Practice and Procedure Committee, Past Co-Chair; Steering Committee Member, 2017-Present
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Taxation, Energy & Environmental Taxes Committee, Vice Chair, 2022-Present; Court Practice and Procedure Committee, Technology Liaison, 2021-2022
  • D.C. Bar Association, Taxation Community; New Tax Practitioner Subcommittee, Past Chair
Honors & Awards
  • John S. Nolan Fellow, American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation, 2024-2025
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Washington, D.C. Tax Litigation and Controversy Ones to Watch, 2021-2024; Washington, D.C. Energy Law and Tax Law Ones to Watch, 2024


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