State and Local Tax

Bottom Line Impact


Every business, no matter its form, size or industry, faces the challenge of complying with the constantly changing landscape of tax laws while trying to keep its tax costs within reason. The large number of state and local jurisdictions within the United States and the multitude of different taxes they impose makes this task particularly challenging for a multistate business.

Blank Rome’s state and local tax (SALT) attorneys dedicate themselves to delivering value to clients —whether in navigating through a complex SALT issue or proactively managing and controlling a client’s SALT burden.

Blank Rome's SALT attorneys have a proven track record of delivering value to their clients. We do this by applying the following simple principles: (1) strive to understand the client’s business goals and objectives; (2) use a common-sense and pragmatic approach— whether in crafting a solution to a complex tax issue, presenting an argument to a tribunal, or structuring a fee arrangement; (3) deliver significant value to the client in a cost-effective manner; and (4) forge a strong long-standing relationship with the client through frequent and open communication.

Blank Rome’s SALT attorneys are experienced in counseling large and small clients. Our clients range from the largest publicly-held companies to small family-owned businesses.  Our broad base of experience includes matters involving income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, realty transfer taxes, property taxes, hotel occupancy taxes, energy/utility taxes, and motor fuels taxes.

Our state tax practice includes a Los Angeles-based tax attorney with over 25 years of experience.  He has a broad knowledge of California state tax issues, and has represented clients before the Franchise Tax Board on many occasions.  Together with tax practice members in New York and Philadelphia, Blank Rome provides coast-to-coast assistance with state issues

Blank Rome’s SALT attorneys possess a wealth of experience from the public accounting and government sectors. We routinely draw upon that experience to the benefit of our clients, providing representation in a wide variety of contexts, including:

  • Controversy, Audit Defense and Litigation Services;
  • Mergers & Acquisitions;
  • Structuring and Planning;
  • Employment Tax Planning and Litigation; and
  • Economic Incentive and Tax Credit Programs.


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