Michele
Borens
Partner

202.383.0936

Michele Borens is both a certified public accountant and a tax attorney. She advises her clients, many of whom are impacted by taxation in the digital economy, in strategic state and local tax planning and defends them in litigation regarding state income tax assessments.

With comprehensive knowledge of individual state tax policies, Michele provides strategic advice on multistate strategies and planning, state-specific tax reductions, transactional planning and reverse income tax reviews. She helps corporate clients reorganize and restructure their projects and advises on travel and business operation expansion into particular states. Michele also represents and defends clients, many of whom operate in the e-commerce and telecommunications industries, in controversy and tax matters, including state tax nexus issues. Michele represents clients nationwide, and has worked extensively with companies that have litigation in Maryland regarding intangible holding companies.

Before joining the firm, Michele was a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the State and Local Tax Services group. Her practice included advising clients on state and local tax issues associated with corporate reorganization and restructuring, negotiating and securing state credits and incentives, and advising on state tax refund and planning opportunities. Her clients operated in numerous industries including construction, biotechnology, government contracting, health care, law and hospitality.

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Education
  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, Co-Editor, Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal
  • B.A., magna cum laude, California State University
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • District of Columbia

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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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