Amish M. Shah: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Amish M. Shah

Amish Shah
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Energy
  • Environmental & Commodities
  • Federal Tax
  • International Tax
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Data Centers
  • Renewable & Transportation Fuels
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0456
Fax: 202-637-3593
University University of Maryland, B.S., 1993
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1999 Member, George Washington Environmental Lawyer Law Journal
Admitted1999, Maryland; 2000, District of Columbia; U.S. Tax Court

Professional Activities

Chair, Tax Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

Vice Chair, Energy Tax Subcommittee, American Bar Association

Member, District of Columbia Bar

Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Former Director and Vice President, South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. (SABA DC).

BornSilver Spring, Maryland, 1971

Amish Shah is Partner in Charge of Sutherland's Washington DC office. Amish provides sophisticated and practical tax planning advice to clients in a variety of industries including energy, financial services, manufacturing, technology and e-commerce. He also regularly represents clients in tax controversy matters. Amish has been recognized by The Legal 500, BTI Consulting Group and Client Choice for his tax proficiency and superior client service.

In the tax controversy area, Amish represents clients under IRS examination in all phases of the controversy process including examination, appeals and litigation. He works on pre-filing agreements, fast-track mediation and post-appeals mediation; negotiates settlements with IRS Appeals offices throughout the country; and litigates cases. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court.

In addition, Amish's practice includes advising clients on financial products tax, tax accounting and tax reporting matters; cross-border financing debt-equity issues; section 529 qualified tuition plans; bankruptcy tax matters; and numerous other business tax issues. Additionally, Amish counsels U.S. and international clients on acquisitions, dispositions and other restructurings involving both domestic and foreign entities.

Amish also advises clients with respect to incentives for renewable and alternative energy investments, and structuring of renewable energy investments to maximize the availability of tax credits and other incentives available to the power and fuel sectors. Amish advocates for clients seeking Treasury grants for renewable energy projects and IRS rulings on energy tax matters, and in renewable energy controversy matters.

Amish started his career as a CPA/tax accountant at a Big 6 accounting firm. He utilizes his comprehensive experience, encompassing both tax planning and controversy, and his CPA experience to provide clients with knowledgeable and practical advice and representation.

Selected Experience

Sutherland advises energy distributor on Silver State North acquisition.

Sutherland serves as U.S. tax counsel in PMI's US$2 billion amended and restated revolving credit facility.

Sutherland advises clients on tax incentives for renewable energy facility construction and acquisition.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of energy: renewable/alternative (2015) and energy: transactions (2015)

Honored with BTI Consulting Group's 2015 Client Service Award for delivering unsurpassed client service (2015)

Recipient of the Client Choice Award USA & Canada in the category of Corporate Tax for Washington, DC (2013)


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2015 Tax Extender Energy Industry Impacts: Extends Renewable Energy PTC and ITC, Biodiesel and Other Fuel Credits; Repeals Crude Oil Export Ban
Jacob Dweck,Dorothy Black Franzoni,Susan G. Lafferty,Beverly J. Rudy,Amish M. Shah, December 21, 2015
Late on December 15, Congress unveiled a tax extenders bill and omnibus bill that are expected to be merged into a single bill to be signed into law. The release of this legislation follows extensive negotiations involving the highest levels of Congressional leadership and White House staff. The...

Allocating Section 871(m) Withholding Tax Risk: ISDA Publishes New Protocol Addressing Withholding Under Section 871(m)
Robert S. Chase,Mary E. Monahan,William R. Pauls,Amish M. Shah,Carol P. Tello, November 16, 2015
On November 2, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA 2015 Section 871(m) Protocol (the Protocol) that provides an efficient method to amend existing ISDA Master Agreements to address recently issued final regulations. Under Section 871(m), certain...

Simplified Partnership Audit Procedures Radically Alter the Federal Income Tax Treatment of Partnerships
Thomas A. Cullinan,Sheldon M. "Shelly" Kay,Daniel R. McKeithen,David A. Roby,Amish M. Shah, November 6, 2015
On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Budget Act of 2015 (the “2015 Budget Act”), which makes significant amendments to the procedural rules governing federal income tax audits and judicial proceedings that apply to partnerships and other entities (such as limited liability...

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Amish M. Shah

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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