Dan Schlueter has been litigating cases to successful conclusion in state and federal courts for more than 15 years. Today, Dan’s practice focus is tax controversies and tax litigation, and he regularly represents some of the country’s most prominent companies, corporations and manufacturers in their tax disputes with the IRS. In addition, he represents clients in all phases of administrative controversy, including examination, administrative appeals and the submission of refund claims.
Sutherland wins tax case for Procter & Gamble involving foreign sales corporations.
Sutherland won a case involving the taxation of foreign sales corporations. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a trial court ruling dismissing the claim and remanded for entry of an appropriate judgment in favor of the taxpayer.
Sutherland wins summary judgment for GM in car repair tax assessment cases.
Sutherland secured summary judgment for General Motors in a case challenging a $50 million state tax assessment arising from post-warranty vehicle repairs. Sutherland represented GM in both the trial court and on appeal. The appellate court recently affirmed the summary judgment in all respects.
Sutherland represents Procter & Gamble in $435 million tax refund suit.
Sutherland was lead counsel for Procter & Gamble in a multimillion dollar tax refund suit. The court recently entered summary judgment for Procter & Gamble on an issue of first impression involving the proper treatment of intercompany sales for research credit purposes.
Awards and Rankings
Selected as a Washington, DC Future Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2011)
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of tax controversy (2011)
Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" (2005-2007, 2009)