We are pleased to announce that Leah Robinson joined Sutherland’s State and Local Tax (SALT) practice as a partner in New York. Prior to joining Sutherland, Leah was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Leah advises clients in state and local tax planning, policy, controversy and litigation across a wide range of industries, including the financial services, insurance, energy, technology and retail sectors. Nationally recognized for her advocacy in tax disputes with New York State, New York City and New Jersey, she also has represented clients in front of departments of revenue throughout the country. Leah provides national state tax strategy for clients on the full range of state tax matters, including nexus, income tax apportionment and combination planning, sales tax characterization of products, and audit defense, controversy and litigation. She advises on a variety of sales and use tax issues, from the taxability of digital goods to the treatment of temporary help services. She also has handled income tax litigation associated with the constitutionality of New Jersey’s controversial “throw out” apportionment rule.
Leah previously served as a tax attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in New York City, where she was part of the strategic trial attorney litigation team handling the largest § 482 transfer pricing controversy in history. Her transfer pricing experience will enhance significantly our SALT team’s controversy experience, as an increasing number of states are seeking to challenge state taxpayers’ intercompany charges and structures.