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Sutherland’s State and Local Tax Group Expands

June 15, 2009

WASHINGTON (June 15, 2009)Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that J. Page Scully has joined the firm as an associate in its State and Local Tax Group. Ms. Scully's addition expands Sutherland’s fast-growing State Tax Practice to 20 attorneys dedicated full-time to advising clients on state and local tax matters. Sutherland’s state 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. 

A former associate with McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Chicago, Ms. Scully has experience in combined reporting, allocation and apportionment, realty transfer tax, Internet and e-commerce matters, unclaimed property, and federal and state constitutional issues.

“Page is a great addition to our state and local tax practice," said Tax Practice Group Leader, Jerome B. Libin. “Her tax litigation and planning experience will be an immediate benefit to all our clients."

Ms. Scully joins a strong and successful practice group. Sutherland has one of the leading tax practices in the country, with 85 attorneys focusing on tax issues. Its state and local tax practice is multistate counsel to some of the world's largest companies, including 20 of the Fortune 100.

Sutherland’s state and local tax group advises clients with regard to all state and local tax types, including income taxes, property taxes, sales and use taxes, franchise taxes, industry-specific transaction taxes, and payroll taxes.

“Sutherland has been handling state and local tax matters since 1951, when our founding partners argued Norton v. Illinois in the U.S. Supreme Court," said Mark D. Wasserman, Sutherland’s Managing Partner. “Page’s addition to our State Tax Practice is a reflection of the success of our approach of providing clients with a full array of state tax services, including tax policy, tax controversy and litigation, and planning. Page also will assist with the growing demand for our unclaimed property services."

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.

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