|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0909|
|University ||Dallas Baptist University, B.A.B.A., Accounting|
|Law School||Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation; Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D.|
|Admitted||1997, Oklahoma; 2005, District of Columbia|
|Born||Lubbock, Texas, June 19, 1963|
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.
Awards and Rankings
Recipient, Sales Tax Article of the Year by the Institution for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) for co-authoring “Streamlining the Guidance Process: Using CRIC to Get Uniform Sales Tax Guidance,” published in the July 2014 issue of the IPT - Tax Report (2015)
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Triple Threat: U. S. House Subcommittee Considers Three State Tax Bills
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, June 3, 2015
On June 2, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law conducted a hearing on three state tax bills: the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act, the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act, and...
Wynne Court Holds That Internal Consistency Lives, Applies to Taxation of Resident
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, May 20, 2015
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Maryland’s personal income tax regime is unconstitutional. Comptroller of the Treasury v. Wynne, 575 U.S. -- (2015). The Court affirmed the Maryland Court of Appeals in a 5-4 decision and held that Maryland unconstitutionally created the risk of...
Taxpayer Wynne’s: Supreme Court Rules Maryland Personal Income Tax Violates Constitution
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, May 19, 2015
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Maryland’s personal income tax regime is unconstitutional. By failing to provide a full credit to its residents for taxes paid to other states, Maryland unconstitutionally created the risk of multiple taxation. The Maryland Court of Appeals was...
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