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Sutherland Expands Leading Tax Practice with Counsel in Washington

June 13, 2002

WASHINGTON (June 13, 2002) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces the expansion of its Tax Practice with the addition of counsel Carol P. Tello to the firm's Washington office.

Ms. Tello will focus her practice primarily on international tax matters.  Her practice involves providing advice to U.S. corporations on their foreign activities and to foreign clients about the tax consequences of doing business in the U.S.  Ms. Tello joins Sutherland from Silverstein and Mullens, a division of Buchanan Ingersoll; in Washington D.C.,  where she was special tax counsel.

Formerly, Ms. Tello was an attorney with the IRS's office of Associated Chief Counsel (International) and a Special Assistant to the Assistant Commissioner (International).  While at the IRS, she worked on a number of guidance projects, including regulations relating to information reporting and record maintenance of foreign-owned U.S. corporation and "software" regulations concerning the characterization and source of income from software and software-related transactions.  Additionally, Ms. Tello was a member of the International Withholding Task Force.  She also participated in the negotiation of income tax treaties.  Ms. Tello is the author of the forthcoming BNA portfolio, T.M. 915-2d "U.S. Withholding and Reporting Requirements for Payments of U.S. Source Income to Foreign Persons."

Ms. Tello is Chair of the Controlled Foreign Corporations and PFIC's Subcommittee of the Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation and Council Member of the USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association.  She received her M.L.T. from Georgetown University, her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and her B.A. from The College of William & Mary.

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 350 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.  For further information about the firm, please visit:

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