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The ability of Reed Smith LLP’s Mike Shaikh to come up big for clients in state and local tax controversy matters has earned him a place on Law360's list of top tax lawyers under 40.

The Rising Star chose his home state of California to focus on representing clients before state tax administrators. In his eight years of practice, Shaikh has built a reputation as an effective advocate and respected adviser, according to his Reed Smith colleague, partner Mardiros Dakessian.

Since joining Reed Smith in 2010, Shaikh has played a key role in notching significant wins for some of the largest companies in the world. In one of the most notable cases, a Fortune 20 company’s appeal with the state Board of Equalization, Shaikh devised a novel legal theory to overturn a previous determination of the board in a multimillion-dollar sales tax matter.

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