Tax Litigation and Support

BETTER PREPARATION Happens with great resources and strong practice

When State and Local Tax (SALT) disputes become more complex, you want a partner who understands the intricacies state laws on a national scale. Our attorneys work closely with you to resolve SALT controversies during audits, administrative appeals and litigation, reducing overall cost and minimizing the time you are diverted from your core business activities.

Whether you’re facing taxation disputes related to income, property, sales and use, transfer or franchise taxes, our extensive network of local counsel across the country is a significant asset we put to work for you. We routinely work with administrators from most states’ departments of revenue and hundreds of local assessing authorities.

Our SALT team can represent you in all levels of litigation proceedings—before administrative hearings, tax tribunals, circuit and appellate courts, state supreme courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. We handle complex discovery, motion practice, trials, expert testimony, appeals, oral arguments and settlement negotiations.

A successful defense comes in many forms, depending on your circumstances. Sometimes we work “behind the scenes” to advise you and your tax accountants on matters long before a controversy arises. Other times we take the lead in audit defense. Either way, if litigation cannot be avoided, our SALT team has a strong track record of achieving favorable results in court.

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David A. HughesPartner | Board of Directors
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Christopher T. LutzChair | State and Local Tax Group
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Fred O. MarcusOf Counsel
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Dakota NewtonAssociate
Marilyn A. Wethekam and David W. Machemer Present at COST’s 52nd Annual Meeting – 10/17/21 - 10/20/21September 20, 2021

Join Marilyn A. Wethekam and David W. Machemer for COST's Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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