For more than 30 years, Scott Clark, Chair of the Multistate Tax Practice, has been at the forefront of the state and local tax world. He is well-versed in the intricacies of state tax planning, audits and tax controversy. Over the years, he has handled a vast number of diverse high-profile cases and issues, and has significant tax experience representing both prominent entertainers and personalities, ultra-high net worth individuals, and well-known domestic and multi-national companies.
Scott has also been integrally involved with cutting-edge tax issues impacting income and sales taxes, transfer taxes, global communications and digital taxes, and issues of personal residency and domicile, among others. He has served as a senior advisor to many of the world's most significant companies on issues of tax planning, controversy and settlements of noteworthy tax disputes in most of the 50 states. Scott has been particularly well-known for his work in the telecommunications, broadband and internet tax arena and served as an initial drafter of the early white papers on the taxation of e-commerce, technology and communications, where he was involved in the formation and activities of the Congressional Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, as well as similar commissions and industry groups.
Prior to joining private law practice, Scott was a partner and co-leader of a Big Four accounting firm's national multistate tax and legal services communications practice, where he advised on tax planning and settlements of major tax disputes. He also served as a senior tax advisor to many of the world's largest companies. In addition, he served for many years as the associate tax counsel for a major telecommunication companies, where he acted as chief legal advisor and counsel on all state tax audit, protest and litigation matters. As such, he assisted in the litigation of numerous substantial state tax cases around the country and was integrally involved in the implementation of the U.S. Supreme Court Goldberg decision, which set the national standard for state income/ franchise tax apportionment.
Among his many accolades and accomplishments, Scott is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. He has served as board member, officer or chair of numerous key organizations throughout the country focused on tax, legal and business issues. He is a long-time member of the executive committee of the Tax Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, and is also an active member of the state bar in Florida, New York, and Washington DC. Scott lectures frequently throughout the country on tax, legal and financial matters.