- Environmental & Commodities
- Federal Tax
- International Tax
- Tax Controversy & Litigation
- Renewable & Alternative Energy
- Derivatives & Structured Products
- Data Centers
- Renewable & Transportation Fuels
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0456|
|University ||University of Maryland, B.S., 1993|
|Law School||George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1999 Member, George Washington Environmental Lawyer Law Journal|
|Admitted||1999, Maryland; 2000, District of Columbia; U.S. Tax Court|
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).
|Born||Silver Spring, Maryland, 1971|
Amish Shah counsels and represents clients regarding domestic and international tax planning and tax controversy matters. He advises companies and individuals in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits and litigation. Amish also helps energy companies and their institutional investors maximize credits and incentives in the tax planning of renewable energy projects. Additionally, Amish counsels U.S. and international clients on the planning and consequences of acquisitions, dispositions and other restructurings involving both domestic and foreign entities.
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.
Amish also advises clients with respect to incentives for renewable and alternative energy investments, and structuring renewable energy investments to maximize the availability of tax credits and other incentives (including the nonconventional fuels tax credit, alcohol fuels and biodiesel credits, section 45 production tax credit and section 48 investment tax credits). Amish also advocates for clients seeking U.S. Department of the Treasury grants for renewable energy projects, IRS rulings on energy tax credit matters and advice on renewable energy IRS controversy matters.
In addition, Amish's practice includes advice 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.
Amish started his career as a CPA and worked as a senior tax accountant in the tax division of a Big 6 accounting firm.
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)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
New Temporary and Proposed Regulations Offer Welcome Clarification on Application of the Embedded Loan Rule
Robert S. Chase,Taylor M. Kiessig,Nicole S. Lim,Mary E. Monahan,Amish M. Shah, May 14, 2015
On May 8, 2015, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service published temporary and proposed regulations under IRC §§ 446 and 956 (T.D. 9719; REG-102656-15), clarifying when nonperiodic payments made pursuant to certain notional principal contracts (NPCs), must be bifurcated,...
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