Tax

State & Local Tax

State and local taxes can significantly impact a company's bottom line. This is why our State & Local Tax (SALT) team is integral to our clients' business planning and operations. Our team combines industry knowledge and years of experience in providing advice and counsel to clients on the full range of state and local tax issues that arise during day-to-day operations, when faced with audits and assessments, and when analyzing or engaging in critical business transactions.

Our in-depth knowledge of state and local tax systems throughout the United States allows us to assist clients with all aspects of their state and local tax obligations including planning, litigation, and consulting. We represent them at all levels of the court systems as well as at administrative tribunals. Our services include advice on a variety of tax issues, including:

  • Sales and use
  • Income apportionment
  • Allocation and sourcing
  • Franchise
  • Real and personal property
  • Premium and retaliatory tax
  • Miscellaneous taxes such as luxury and excise taxes.

Our SALT team regularly works with our corporate and real estate lawyers to advise on the state and local tax implications of corporate transactions and reorganizations, including multistate analyses of mergers and acquisitions. It is critical that our clients understand the tax implications of their business operations and decisions.

Our clients do business all across the country and include public and private companies, partnerships and joint ventures, trusts, estates, and individuals. We assist our clients with their state and local tax issues arising in one location or multijurisdictional issues that arise from doing business in several or many jurisdictions.

Our SALT attorneys apply their extensive state tax planning, consulting and litigation experience across a broad spectrum of taxation scenarios, assuring clients understand the benefits and risks of current or pending tax issues. Recent examples include:

  • A multistate analysis of sales tax collection responsibilities
  • Practical implications of corporate tax apportionment changes
  • Ohio Commercial Activity Tax litigation
  • Multi-million dollar centralized property disputes