Pilar Mata: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Pilar Mata

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Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0116

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • State and Local Tax
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0116
Fax: 202-637-3593
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Pilar-Mata
 
University University of San Diego, B.B.A., cum laude; San Diego State University, M.S., with honors
 
Law SchoolUniversity of California at Berkeley School of Law - Boalt Hall, J.D.
 
Admitted2000, California; District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Chair, State and Local Tax Subcommittee, District of Columbia Bar Association

 
Born1971
 
Biography

State and local budget deficits have caused taxing authorities to become aggressive on audit, resulting in substantial assessments. Pilar Mata, a certified public accountant and tax attorney, provides clients with strategic advice and represents them state and local tax controversies throughout the country. With more than 12 years of tax litigation experience, she represents clients in tax controversies at the audit, administrative, trial and appellate levels.

With a comprehensive knowledge of franchise, income, telecommunications, gross receipts, sales and use taxes, Pilar guides her clients through state-specific issues and provides strategic multistate advice and representation. Pilar helps her clients plan for the state and local tax consequences of complex business transactions and monitors tax developments and legislation. She represents clients nationwide and has extensive California litigation experience. Before joining Sutherland, Pilar was an attorney with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco.

Selected Experience
Sutherland represents Comcast Corporation in California franchise tax dispute.

Sutherland SALT team successfully appeals Microsoft's characterization of software sales for income tax purposes.

Sutherland wins constitutional challenge of “excise tax,” which federal court affirms on appeal.

 
ISLN920539031
 

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Toyota Motor Credit Corp. "Moving Forward" in New Jersey Tax Court
Sahang-Hee Hahn,Pilar Mata, September 4, 2014
The New Jersey Tax Court ruled for Toyota Motor Credit Corp. on three issues for New Jersey Corporate Business Tax purposes. Specifically, the court upheld the taxpayer’s gain calculation method using an upwardly adjusted federal tax basis; upheld the taxpayer’s departure from federal...

California's "Doing Business" Standard Requires Neither Any "Doing" Nor Any "Business" in California
Stephen A. Burroughs,Pilar Mata, August 19, 2014
The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) issued a legal ruling determining that it will attribute the business activities of a multiple-member limited liability company classified as a partnership for tax purposes (LLC) to its members when determining whether such members are “doing...

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, They're Ours: Illinois Sources Cloud Computing Receipts Using Market-Based Approach
Sahang-Hee Hahn,Pilar Mata, July 3, 2014
The Illinois Department of Revenue determined that a taxpayer’s cloud computing receipts should be sourced for sales factor purposes using a market-based approach because the receipts were derived from services. The taxpayer was an information technology hosting services provider engaged in a...

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Pilar Mata

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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