Jeffrey A. Friedman: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Jeffrey A. Friedman

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0718

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • State and Local Tax
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Media & Telecommunications Transactions
  • Insurance
  • Unclaimed Insurance Benefits
  • Digital Economy
  • Technology
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0718
Fax: 202-637-3593
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Jeffrey-A-Friedman
 
University University of Maryland, B.S.
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Maryland School of Law, Managing Editor, The Business Lawyer, J.D., with high honors; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., with distinction
 
Admitted1995, Maryland; 2004, District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
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

 
BornNewark, New Jersey, June 7, 1967
 
Biography

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).

Selected Experience
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

State Tax Notes ”Tax Lawyer of the Year“ (2011)

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of tax (2012-2014)

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of tax (2012) and tax controversy (2011-2012)

 
ISLN912251668
 

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Electricity Transmission and Distribution Equipment Ineligible for Georgia Sales Tax Manufacturing Exemption
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, February 13, 2015
The Georgia Tax Tribunal has held that an electric utility’s transmission and distribution equipment was not “necessary and integral to the manufacture of tangible personal property” and thus did not qualify for an exemption from Georgia sales and use tax. See Georgia Power...

New York Governor’s Budget Proposes Radical Tax Changes
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, February 13, 2015
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced his 2015-2016 budget and accompanying legislation on January 19, 2015 (the 2015 Budget Bill). If enacted, New York’s tax law will be significantly altered for the second time in two years. The sales tax provisions of the legislation will tax most...

New York State ALJ Determines Travel Reservation Facilitation Receipts and Online Advertising Receipts Constitute Service Receipts That Must Be Sourced Where Performed For Income Tax Purposes
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, February 13, 2015
There has been significant controversy in New York regarding whether receipts from services-particularly those that may be delivered via the Internet-constitute “service” receipts or “other business receipts” for corporate franchise tax apportionment purposes. The...

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Jeffrey A. Friedman

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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