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Leading Tax Partner Sheldon Kay Joins Sutherland Asbill & Brennan

January 12, 2005

ATLANTA (January 12, 2005) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP today announced that Sheldon M. Kay has joined the firm as Partner in the Tax Group.  Mr. Kay focuses his practice in IRS procedural, dispute resolution and tax litigation matters, representing both U.S. and foreign clients in all phases of controversy and before all divisions of the Internal Revenue Service.

"We are thrilled to welcome Shelly to Sutherland," said Jerome B. Libin, head of Sutherland's tax practice.  "His significant expertise in tax controversy matters will add materially to our strength in that area and will bring great value to our clients."

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kay was Partner in Charge of KPMG's Tax Controversy Services practice.  He was also the District Counsel – IRS for the Georgia District and the primary legal representative for the District Director, the Director for the Atlanta Service Center, and the Chiefs of Appeals, Collection, Criminal Investigation and Examination Divisions.  He earned his J.D., with distinction, from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Il., in 1981 and a B.S. in accounting from Northern Illinois University in 1975.

Sutherland's tax practice, one of the largest and most highly regarded in the country, has produced two former Commissioners of Internal Revenue and a former Chief Counsel of the IRS.  Many partners and associates have held positions in the IRS, the Treasury Department, the Justice Department and the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress.  Five partners have served as Chair of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association.  Another partner currently serves as President of the International Fiscal Association.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation's largest companies.  Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to more than 400 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.  For further information about the firm, please visit

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