Marc Simonetti’s practice focus is state and local taxation. From controversy to consulting, Marc advises clients on matters across the United States in all areas of state and local taxation, including income, franchise, excise, property, sales and use tax.
Marc zealously represents clients in controversy matters from audit through litigation—defending clients’ positions and working to achieve practical solutions to controversy matters. He represents clients at all levels of controversy—from administrative appeal to appellate litigation and advises clients on audit matters before state tax authorities, including administrative appeals. Further, Marc represents clients in all aspects of litigation—from discovery, depositions, motion practice, trial and appeal. Recognizing the inherent risks in litigation, Marc is skilled in pursuing the controversy matter to the best resolution for the client.
Understanding that state and local tax issues affect long-term business decisions and day-to-day operations, Marc advises Fortune 100 clients to maximize their opportunities and minimize their tax liabilities. Marc understands the national state tax landscape and advises his clients on the most tax efficient way to conduct business operations and avoid costly missteps. In the changing business environment where many clients face new and difficult tax issues regarding the application of old tax laws to new technology, Marc advises clients on the tax consequences of participating in the digital economy. In addition, he counsels clients on transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and restructuring—for maximum tax efficiency.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of tax (2012-2016)
Advisory Board Member, The National Multistate Tax Symposium
Member, Editorial Board, The Tax Lawyer State and Local Tax Edition, American Bar Association
Member, State and Local Tax Committee, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Former Member, Tax Section, New York State Bar Association (2006)