Douglas J.


Douglas Upton counsels clients on state and local tax matters, including multistate tax planning and structuring, policy matters and complex transactions related to acquisitions or sales. He also assists with tax controversy matters, from audit defense through litigation, and on a full range of tax types such as property, sales and use, and income and franchise taxes.

Prior to joining Sutherland, Douglas was a state and local tax senior associate in KPMG’s New York office. His clients included real estate funds, private equity funds, banks, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, national securities exchanges, broker-dealers and infrastructure investment funds.

His previous experience also includes serving as an attorney at a national litigation firm, where his work included counseling on compliance with various provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations.

Professional Activities

Member, New York City Bar Association

  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law
  • B.A., Michigan State University
  • M.M., Michigan State University
Bar Admissions
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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