Our firm’s State & Local Tax (SALT) Practice offers exceptional experience in all New York State, New York City and multistate tax issues to our clients. The group’s New York State tax attorneys are also well-versed in multistate, international and cross-border tax matters. From planning and compliance to litigation and damage control, our SALT Practice attorneys provide legal solutions specifically tailored to meet our clients’ requirements.
While other firms of similar size may have one attorney who occasionally handles state and local tax matters, the Hodgson Russ SALT Practice has many New York corporate tax attorneys – with more than 20 professionals — experienced in areas that include audit and assessment defense, unclaimed property filings, business incentives, business succession planning, corporate structuring, income tax, residency law and audits and planning, personal income tax audit, energy taxation, litigation, lobbying, negotiations, abandoned property law and sales tax.
Our SALT partners include: Paul R. Comeau, who founded our SALT Practice and who has more than 45 years of experience practicing tax law; Mark S. Klein, a nationally-known speaker and author; Timothy P. Noonan, the practice’s chief litigator who won a landmark residency case, Gaied, in New York’s highest court in 2014 and who is author of the Noonan’s Notes blog; Joseph P. Endres, who focuses on sales tax issues for technology companies, various tax credit programs, multistate abandoned property issues, and provides economic nexus and marketplace nexus services to our clients; Christopher L. Doyle, our practice leader, who has extensive experience in the area of corporate taxation and publishes a weekly blog entitled Taxes in New York (TiNY); Elizabeth Pascal, who assists individual and business clients with a wide array of New York State and New York City audits and has helped many clients successfully navigate New York’s voluntary disclosure process; Andrew W. Wright, who handles many state and local tax matters including helping clients plan for, execute, and defend on audit, 548-day rule strategies which resulted in nonresident status in New York; William J. Comiskey, a former deputy commissioner for tax enforcement at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance; Thomas J. Collura, who handles mergers and acquisitions, financial transactions, and complex trust and estate matters in the Albany area; Debra Silverman Herman, who focuses on the state and local impact of multistate business activities out of our New York City office; and Joshua K. Lawrence, who, in addition to his general state tax knowledge, has significant experience addressing clients’ multistate nexus issues and planning and controversies for sales tax issues confronting the construction industry.