Mr Canellos is a graduate of Columbia University, where he earned his bachelor's degree summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also attended Columbia Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review, and received his LLB magna cum laude.
After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1967, Mr Canellos clerked for the honorable Judge Charles D Breitel of the New York Court of Appeals and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Mr Canellos has served as chairman of the New York State Bar Association tax section, and is a frequent writer and lecturer on tax matters. His published articles include: "The Treatment of International Acquisitions of Businesses" (2005 IFA Congress, Buenos Aires); "The Section 355 Edifice: Spin-offs, Past, Present and Future" (20th Annual Texas Federal Tax Institute, 2004); "Contingency and the Debt/Equity Continuum" (with Deborah Paul, in the Journal of Financial Products, 2002); "A Tax Practitioner's Perspective on Substance, Form and Business Purpose in Structuring Business Transactions and in Tax Shelters" (in SMU Law Review, 2001); and "Reasonable Expectations and the Taxation of Contingencies" (in Tax Lawyer, 1997).
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