Alston & Bird’s exceptional SALT attorneys focus on state and local tax matters across the country and have been recognized for their important contributions in service to their clients. Some of the Group’s highlights are as follows:
- two Fellows of the American College of Tax Counsel;
- four tax attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America;
- a recipient of the “National State and Local Tax Professional of the Year,” awarded by the Journal of State Taxation;
- a member of the “State Tax Decade Dream Team,” as designated by State Tax Notes;
- the lead counsel in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Fulton Corp. v. Faulkner, which held North Carolina’s intangibles tax unconstitutional;
- a former general counsel to the Council on State Taxation (COST) who filed more than 15 amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in a number of extraordinarily significant state tax decisions; current and past adjunct faculty at the law schools at Duke University, Emory University and the University of North Carolina;
- four past chairs of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Georgia;
- the current and past chairs of the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections (NASBTS);
- a trustee and an advisory board member of the Paul Hartman Memorial Institute on State and Local Taxation at Vanderbilt University School of Law;
- members of the editorial boards of the BNA Advisory Board, the Journal of Multistate Taxation, the State Income Tax Alert and the State and Local Tax Lawyer; and
- authors and editors of countless articles and chapters for BNA, CCH, IPT, State Tax Notes, the Journal of Multistate Taxation, the Journal of State Taxation and the State and Local Tax Lawyer.
Bringing Value to Our Clients
One of our Fortune 100 clients faced the prospect of realizing a gain in excess of $1 billion and conflicting claims to the right to tax that income in its home state and other states in which it conducted business. We helped this client structure a unique agreement with the home state that insured against multiple taxation of the gain. We also have represented six separate coalitions of taxpayers, many of whom sold their products via the Internet, in the negotiation of prospective-only collection agreements for state sales and use taxes. We obtained these agreements in 43 different states with an average of 35 states per coalition. Additionally, we have represented clients in litigation matters in more than 20 different states involving income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, and property taxes.