Reed Smith's State Tax Group has been successfully representing clients in matters of Pennsylvania state and local taxation for more than 20 years. Our lawyers have served as auditors for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, testified as expert witnesses in major tax litigation, and argued in front of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. For example, we recently received a favorable ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court relating to complex apportionment issues. Additionally, we have experience litigating and negotiating matters unique to Philadelphia's local tax provisions, and possess an excellent track record of favorable results with the city government.
We pride ourselves on our ability to obtain elusive materials that facilitate effective advocacy and successful litigation in Pennsylvania. Our attorneys spend countless hours obtaining documents that are unpublished and are otherwise unavailable so that we can deliver accurate and timely information to our clients. Because of our focus and dedication to obtaining these materials, we are able to anticipate the effects of certain legislative changes and legal opinions, which helps us to advise our clients on tax planning, and can minimize taxable exposure.
Our lawyers are also very active in the Pennsylvania tax community, and are often asked to speak at prestigious conferences, and to publish articles in state tax periodicals as well. This activity in the community often allows us to provide even more resources for our clients, who ultimately benefit from our years of experience, our close working relationship with the state and county governments, and our knowledge of unique and complex Pennsylvania law.
If you need assistance with a Pennsylvania state or local tax matter, please contact Lee Zoeller (+1 215 851 8850) or Frank Gallo (+1 215 851 8860). Or, if your matter is specific to Philadelphia local taxes, please contact Stephen Blazick (+1 215 851 8877).