- Tax Controversy & Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0936|
|University ||California State University, B.A., magna cum laude|
|Law School||Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. Co-editor, Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.|
|Admitted||1998, California and District of Columbia|
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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.
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Multistate Tax Commission Enacts Significant Amendments to Its Compact
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, August 8, 2014
On July 30, the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) approved amendments to the Multistate Tax Compact’s (1) definition of nonbusiness income, (2) definition of “sales,” (3) factor-weighting, (4) alternative apportionment, and (5) sourcing of service and intangible revenue. With the...
MTC Uniformity Committee Prepares for UDITPA Regulations
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Marc A. Simonetti, July 29, 2014
On July 28, the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) Uniformity Committee tabled two projects to free up resources to work on apportionment regulations in anticipation of the full Commission vote later this week that could amend several key UDITPA sourcing rules.
Model Transaction Tax Overpayment Act Gains Traction at MTC
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Ted W. Friedman,Todd A. Lard, July 29, 2014
On July 21, the Multistate Tax Commission’s (MTC) Uniformity Committee voted unanimously to send to the MTC’s Executive Committee a draft resolution recommending that the MTC endorse a model transaction tax act which, if enacted by the states, would limit frivolous lawsuits seeking to...
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