Timothy Hanford

Of Counsel /

Timothy L. “Tim” Hanford is Of Counsel at Capitol Counsel, LLC. Hanford provides clients a broad range of services on legislative and regulatory matters, primarily involving the tax-writing committees of Congress, the Treasury Department, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). With more than three decades of Washington, D.C. experience working for the House Ways and Means Committee and for corporations, trade associations, and other business enterprises, Hanford draws on significant technical and practical expertise in developing legislative and regulatory proposals and advocating them before policymakers.


  • Harvard Law School – J.D., cum laude.
    Stanford University – B.S.

Positions Held

  • Raffaniello & Associates, Washington, D.C. – Partner.
  • Clark & Wamberg LLP, Federal Policy Group, Washington, D.C. – Director. Provided legislative and lobbying support to a broad range of clients on tax and other issues.
  • Hanford was also a Director in the Washington National Tax Services office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP when their federal legislative practice group was acquired in February 2002 by the Federal Policy Group (then part of Clark Consulting).
  • House Committee on Ways and Means, Washington, D.C. – Tax Counsel.
  • Advised Chairman Bill Archer (R, TX-07) and other members of the House of Representatives in the development and analysis of federal tax legislation.
  • He also coordinated tax policy and procedural initiatives with representatives of the Treasury Department and the IRS.
  • Hanford served the Ways & Means Committee for 14 years.
  • Cooley, Godward, Castro, Huddleson & Tatum, San Francisco, CA – Attorney.
  • California State Bar Tax Section Executive Committee, CA – Adviser.

Memberships / Recognition

  • D.C. Bar – Member
  • California Bar – Member


Hanford participated in the development of several major pieces of enacted legislation, including the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2, the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, and the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. Key areas of Hanford’s expertise include corporate and business taxation; financial products; estate and gift taxation; tax accounting; alternative minimum tax; insurance company and product taxation; tax compliance and tax-exempt organizations.