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Michael Platner, Michael

Michael Platner

Van Ness Feldman, LLP
Washington, DC
(202) 298-1988


  • J.D., with honors, University of Texas, School of Law, 1982
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1979

Professional Experience

Michael Platner previously served as Tax Director for the American Petroleum Institute and as Tax and International Trade Counsel for Senator John Chafee.

Michael Platner’s practice focuses on government affairs and legal issues pertaining to tax, energy, customs, and international trade legislative and regulatory issues.  Michael has extensive experience developing and implementing successful government relations programs.  He has a refined understanding of the political landscape, supported by substantial technical skills and a wealth of experience drafting issue papers, advising on tax matters, and building winning strategies for participants in energy and related markets.

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What's being said about State Law Resources?

“First, let me say THANK YOU for your invitation to speak at the State Law Resources meetings this year. I sincerely enjoyed the event and made some good contacts for Cerner. You all were extremely kind and hospitable. Thank you for everything. ”

Brian Baker
Senior Government Strategist, Cerner Corporation
Client/Speaker, 2016 SLR Spring Meeting