State Tax Practice

Reed Smith’s State Tax team advises clients on all domestic state and local taxes at all stages of the tax lifecycle, not only providing the highest-quality defense in litigation and appeal matters, but also proactively guiding clients to optimize their tax positions. Located across seven domestic offices, our state tax practice differs from other law firms in that we have the largest number of dedicated state tax attorneys of any U.S. law firm, and we have the ability to:

  • Leverage the firm’s various national and global practices as needed
  • Use a unique tax intelligence system implemented by our team that alerts us to tax issues in states before the issues become generally known to the tax community
  • Serve as advisors and litigators, so clients’ tax matters will be attended to by the same attorneys from beginning to end, including through the U.S. Supreme Court, if needed
  • Use our entire team’s experience, as needed, to effectively and efficiently handle all details of a matter, whether legal analysis, calculating benefit and exposure, or speaking to the right contacts within a taxing agency

Our Team

With the largest number of dedicated state tax lawyers in any law firm, our team has the ability to serve clients across all taxes and all taxing jurisdictions. Our lawyers’ varied backgrounds generate diverse perspectives that allow them to understand more about our clients and their needs, and not solely the laws impacting them. These backgrounds include key roles and positions in state departments of revenue, Big 4 accounting firms, in-house, private practice, and taxpayer advocacy groups. Click the Meet the Team tab to see a list of our State Tax lawyers.