We are pleased to announce that our SALT practice has expanded with the recent addition of five associates: Jessica N. Allen in Sacramento, Chelsea E. Marmor and Douglas J. Upton in New York, DeAndre R. Morrow in Washington DC and Alla Raykin in Atlanta.

The group’s arrival to Sutherland’s more than 100-strong tax practice brings the total number of attorneys on the SALT team to 40, one of the largest in the country.

“Our SALT practice has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years. The team’s newest additions in four different offices underscore our commitment to providing the highest quality service to clients for their state tax issues across the U.S.,” said Partner Jeffrey A. Friedman of Sutherland’s SALT practice.

Ms. Allen joins Sutherland after serving as an intern for the California Franchise Tax Board. Ms. Allen earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.S., cum laude, from California State University, Sacramento. 1

Prior to joining Sutherland, Ms. Marmor served as an associate at Andersen Tax, LLC, where she also prepared and reviewed federal and state tax returns and advised clients on SALT matters, including tax litigation and controversy. Ms. Marmor earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Mr. Morrow joins Sutherland after serving as a staff tax attorney for the Revenue Administration Division of the Comptroller of Maryland. Mr. Morrow earned his J.D. from the Charleston School of Law and a B.A. from Lafayette College.

Before joining Sutherland, Ms. Raykin was a staff attorney for the Georgia Department of Revenue, where she provided counsel on compliance and collections matters, drafted regulations, and handled administrative protests and proceedings. Ms. Raykin earned her J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law, and a B.S., magna cum laude, from Boston University. While attending law school, she interned at the Northern District of Georgia Bankruptcy Court.

Prior to joining Sutherland, Mr. Upton was a SALT senior associate in KPMG’s New York office. Mr. Upton earned his LL.M. from New York School of Law, his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Michigan State College of Law, and his B.A. and M.M. from Michigan State University.

Sutherland has been a leading adviser on state and local tax issues for more than 60 years and maintains one of the largest SALT practices in the country. Sutherland SALT serves as national state tax counsel to some of the world’s largest companies, including nearly 30 of the Fortune 100 and numerous other industry-leading businesses, advising clients on state and local tax consulting, planning, compliance, litigation and policy matters. The team works with clients on the full spectrum of issues and tax types, including income, property, sales and use, and telecommunications taxes.

Read our full announcement here.