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Sutherland Partner Amish Shah Appointed to Leadership Role on American Bar Association Committee

May 18, 2012

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2012) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that Amish M. Shah was selected to serve as vice-chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Committee on Energy and Environmental Taxes.

A partner in the firm’s Tax Practice Group, Mr. Shah’s year-long term begins July 1. This leadership role includes the opportunity to affect the development and administration of tax laws through the committee’s projects and programs.

At Sutherland, Mr. Shah handles matters involving domestic and international tax planning and regularly advises clients on the tax consequences of acquisitions, dispositions and other restructurings involving both domestic and foreign entities. In the tax controversy area, Mr. Shah has represented clients under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) examination in all phases of the process including examination, appeals and litigation. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court.

Of particular relevance to this appointment, Mr. Shah advises clients with respect to incentives for renewable and alternative energy investments, and structuring renewable energy investments to maximize the availability of tax credits and other incentives. He also counsels clients seeking U.S. Department of the Treasury grants for renewable energy projects, IRS rulings on energy tax credits and advice on renewable energy IRS controversy matters.

Mr. Shah began his career as a certified public accountant and worked as a senior tax accountant at a Big 6 accounting firm.

Sutherland’s prominence in tax dates back to the founding of the firm more than 85 years ago. Today, our tax practice is composed of more than 85 attorneys representing many of the world’s largest and most prominent corporations – including more than 35 of the Fortune 100 – in every industry sector and in virtually every area of tax law, on the federal, international, state and local levels. Sutherland's state and local tax practice is one of the largest in the country and is composed of attorneys with experience from state government, the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Department of Justice, each of the Big 4 accounting firms, and other major law firms.

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