Todd A. Lard

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Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0909

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  • Tax
  • State and Local Tax
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0909
Fax: 202-637-3593
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Todd-A-Lard
 
University Dallas Baptist University, B.A.B.A.
 
Law SchoolOklahoma City University School of Law, J.D.; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation
 
Admitted1997, Oklahoma; 2005, District of Columbia
 
BornLubbock, Texas, June 19, 1963
 
Biography

A nationally known state tax lawyer with significant experience and insight into state tax policy, digital economy and communications tax issues, Todd Lard advises Fortune 500 companies on state and local tax. Todd provides clients with strategic tax planning and solutions to state tax controversy matters, and advocates at the state and federal levels regarding state tax policy and legislative issues.

Todd returned to Sutherland in 2013 after spending five years as Vice President and General Counsel at the Council On State Taxation (COST). His work there included legislative, administrative and judicial advocacy on complex state and local tax issues for multistate corporations, including nexus, jurisdiction, discriminatory taxation and apportionment. He testified before government authorities and filed amicus briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court and state appellate courts advocating fair and nondiscriminatory taxation of multistate corporations.

In his previous tenure with the firm, Todd was an integral member of Sutherland's State and Local Tax (SALT) practice. His work focused on state and local tax planning and controversy, and he worked significantly with cable and communications clients on their rapidly evolving products and resulting tax issues. Before joining Sutherland, Todd served as a Tax Research Manager for Nextel Communications and worked in the Washington National Tax Office of KPMG, where he advised on the tax consequences of various transactions implicating corporation income, sales, use and other taxes.

 
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Multistate Tax Commission Gauges State Interest in Funding Transfer Pricing Expertise and Expands Audit Program
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, January 14, 2015
At its Fall Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on December 11-12, the MTC’s Executive Committee voted to formally contact states to solidify whether there is sufficient financial commitment to fund any potential MTC transfer pricing program. The MTC also formally announced that Iowa,...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in 4-R Act Case (For the Second Time)
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, January 14, 2015
On December 9, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the last of three state and local tax cases that it accepted this term - Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX II), a case that had previously been before the Supreme Court. CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Alabama...

New Jersey Refund Opportunities Associated with the Deductibility of Other States’ Taxes
Michele Borena,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, November 10, 2014
On October 2, in PPL Electric Utilities Corporation v. Director, Division of Taxation, No. 000005-2011, the New Jersey Tax Court determined that federal deductions for the taxpayer’s payments of Pennsylvania gross receipts tax and Pennsylvania capital stock tax are not subject to addback in...

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Todd A. Lard

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