Reed Smith’s State Tax team prides itself on its ability to offer tax services such as multistate refund reviews, in addition to traditional legal controversy services. We are recognized as a leading state tax practice in the United States with more than two dozen dedicated state tax attorneys across seven domestic offices. Our attorneys come from private practice, state government departments of revenue and attorneys general offices, in-house, and Big 4 public accounting firms. Some of our attorneys are also CPAs or have accounting degrees and related experience. This deep and varied experience allows us to be more than just litigators; we are tax advisors, focused on reducing our clients’ tax expense to increase their bottom line.
We approach each client’s state tax issues with the resources of a global firm but the focus of a boutique state tax firm. Our attorneys typically develop a particular skill set in just a few states and build local relationships, while leveraging our national platform to truly be multistate tax advisors. We have built a Tax Intelligence system that allows us to identify specific state tax positions before they become commonly known to the public. Coupled with our team’s controversy and litigation experience, these characteristics make us the best-suited tax advisors to perform refund reviews because we have the unique knowledge of when and how a state will pursue a particular tax issue, and we advise our clients accordingly.