- State and Local Tax
- Tax Controversy & Litigation
- Media & Telecommunications Transactions
- Unclaimed Insurance Benefits
- Digital Economy
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0718|
|University ||University of Maryland, B.S.|
|Law School||University of Maryland School of Law, Managing Editor, The Business Lawyer, J.D., with high honors; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., with distinction|
|Admitted||1995, Maryland; 2004, District of Columbia|
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center's State and Local Tax course offered as part of its LL.M. program
Faculty Member, Council On State Taxation Income Tax School
Faculty Member, Tax Executives Institute's State and Local Tax School
|Born||Newark, New Jersey, June 7, 1967|
Honored as “Tax Lawyer of the Year” in 2011 by State Tax Notes, Jeff Friedman provides sophisticated state and local tax planning, strategic advice and advocacy to numerous Fortune 100 and industry-leading companies. His comprehensive practice includes state and local tax planning, compliance, legislation and policy, and litigation and controversy matters involving income, franchise, sales and use and property taxes. Jeff's clients span a variety of industries, including e-commerce, energy, technology and telecommunications.
A recognized thought leader on state and local tax issues, Jeff works on high-profile and precedent-setting litigation and controversy matters across the country. These matters impact critical questions on nexus, apportionment, the Multistate Tax Compact and the equal protection, due process and commerce clauses of the United States Constitution. Jeff is also a well-respected advocate on issues of tax policy, including the taxation of digital economy transactions.
Prior to joining Sutherland, Jeff was a partner in KPMG's Washington national tax practice; served as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Tax Policy, where he assisted with the development of the U.S. government's position on domestic and international electronic commerce tax issues; and served as vice president and counsel of the Committee (now Council) On State Taxation (COST).
Sutherland wins constitutional challenge of “excise tax,” which federal court affirms on appeal.
Sutherland advises leading online retailer about state tax issues.
Sutherland saves Fortune 100 tech firm $70 million in potential Washington State sales tax liability.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Law360 as Tax MVP of the Year (2014)
State Tax Notes “Tax Lawyer of the Year” (2011)
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of tax (2012-2015)
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of tax (2012, 2015) and tax controversy (2011-2012, 2015)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Louisiana: Get Your Amnesty Before It's Gone!
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, October 30, 2015
Louisiana will offer a tax amnesty from November 16, 2015 to December 15, 2015. Taxpayers that agree to pay delinquent taxes will receive a waiver of 33% of penalties and 17% of interest. The 2015 program applies to taxes due prior to January 1, 2015, for which the Louisiana Department of Revenue...
Wynne's First Casualty: First Marblehead Corp. v. Commissioner
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, October 14, 2015
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in First Marblehead Corp. v. Commissioner of Revenue1 (First Marblehead) and remanded the case back to the court for reconsideration in light of the holding in Comptroller of the Treasury v. Wynne.2...
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