State Tax Controversies


The attorneys in our State Tax Controversies practice group have extensive experience in all aspects of state and local taxation including corporate income and franchise tax, sales and use tax, individual income tax, gross receipts tax, property tax and specialized industries tax. We represent clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, financial services and utilities, as well as individuals.

Our state tax practice includes proactive planning for the structuring of transactions and operations to minimize the applicable state and local tax burden. Recent projects include:

  • Planning for the implementation of the new interest and royalty addback provisions recently enacted in several states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
  • Optimizing the procurement of software through electronic delivery while minimizing the overall sales and use tax burden.

Members of our group have significant involvement in the state and local tax arenas in the jurisdictions in which we practice, including service on committees and task forces dealing with tax issues and tax legislation. We regularly draft proposed tax legislation on behalf of clients.

In the property tax area, we handle both real estate valuation appeals as well as issues involving the valuation and disposition of personalty.

In addition to its planning and counseling services, our state tax group has an active controversy practice that concentrates on Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Our practice includes administrative appeals as well as trial and appellate court litigation of tax controversies.