Michele Borens: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Michele Borens

Michele Borens
Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0936

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • State and Local Tax
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0936
Fax: 202-637-3593
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Michele-Borens
 
University California State University, B.A., magna cum laude
 
Law SchoolSanta Clara University School of Law, J.D. Co-editor, Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.
 
Admitted1998, California and District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

 
Born1972
 
Biography

Michele Borens is both a certified public accountant and a tax attorney. She advises her clients, many of whom are impacted by taxation in the digital economy, in strategic state and local tax planning and defends them in litigation regarding state income tax assessments.

With comprehensive knowledge of individual state tax policies, Michele provides strategic advice on multistate strategies and planning, state-specific tax reductions, transactional planning and reverse income tax reviews. She helps corporate clients reorganize and restructure their projects and advises on travel and business operation expansion into particular states. Michele also represents and defends clients, many of whom operate in the e-commerce and telecommunications industries, in controversy and tax matters, including state tax nexus issues. Michele represents clients nationwide, and has worked extensively with companies that have litigation in Maryland regarding intangible holding companies.

Before joining the firm, Michele was a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the State and Local Tax Services group. Her practice included advising clients on state and local tax issues associated with corporate reorganization and restructuring, negotiating and securing state credits and incentives, and advising on state tax refund and planning opportunities. Her clients operated in numerous industries including construction, biotechnology, government contracting, health care, law and hospitality.

Selected Experience
Sutherland challenges D.C. unincorporated business tax exclusion for consultancy.
Sutherland represents Internet travel company in North Carolina sales tax dispute.
Sutherland advises leading online retailer about state tax issues.

 
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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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Michele Borens

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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