Amish Shah is Partner in Charge of Sutherland’s Washington DC office. Amish provides sophisticated and practical tax planning advice to clients in a variety of industries including energy, financial services, manufacturing, technology and e-commerce. He also regularly represents clients in tax controversy matters. Amish has been recognized by The Legal 500, BTI Consulting Group and Client Choice for his tax proficiency and superior client service.
In the tax controversy area, Amish represents clients under IRS examination in all phases of the controversy process including examination, appeals and litigation. He works on pre-filing agreements, fast-track mediation and post-appeals mediation; negotiates settlements with IRS Appeals offices throughout the country; and litigates cases. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court.
In addition, Amish’s practice includes advising clients on financial products tax, tax accounting and tax reporting matters; cross-border financing debt-equity issues; section 529 qualified tuition plans; bankruptcy tax matters; and numerous other business tax issues. Additionally, Amish counsels U.S. and international clients on acquisitions, dispositions and other restructurings involving both domestic and foreign entities.
Amish also advises clients with respect to incentives for renewable and alternative energy investments, and structuring of renewable energy investments to maximize the availability of tax credits and other incentives available to the power and fuel sectors. Amish advocates for clients seeking Treasury grants for renewable energy projects and IRS rulings on energy tax matters, and in renewable energy controversy matters.
Amish started his career as a CPA/tax accountant at a Big 6 accounting firm. He utilizes his comprehensive experience, encompassing both tax planning and controversy, and his CPA experience to provide clients with knowledgeable and practical advice and representation.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of energy: renewable/alternative (2015) and energy: transactions (2015)
Honored with BTI Consulting Group’s 2015 Client Service Award for delivering unsurpassed client service (2015)
Recipient of the Client Choice Award USA & Canada in the category of Corporate Tax for Washington, DC (2013)
Chair, Tax Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).
Vice Chair, Energy Tax Subcommittee, American Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Former Director and Vice President, South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. (SABA DC).