Amish Shah, a partner in Sutherland’s Tax Practice Group, handles matters involving domestic and international tax planning and tax controversy.
Amish regularly advises clients on the tax consequences of acquisitions, dispositions and other restructurings involving both domestic and foreign entities. His practice includes advice on financial products tax, tax accounting and tax reporting matters; regulated investment company tax issues; cross-border financing debt-equity issues; section 529 qualified tuition plans; bankruptcy tax matters; and numerous other business tax issues.
In the tax controversy area, Amish has represented clients under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) examination in all phases of the controversy process including examination, appeals and litigation. He has been involved in pre-filing agreements, fast-track mediation and post-appeals mediation; has negotiated settlements with IRS Appeals offices throughout the country; and has litigated cases. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court.
Amish also advises clients with respect to incentives for renewable and alternative energy investments, and structuring renewable energy investments to maximize the availability of tax credits and other incentives (including the nonconventional fuels tax credit, alcohol fuels and biodiesel credits, section 45 production tax credit and section 48 investment tax credits). Amish also represents clients seeking U.S. Department of the Treasury grants for renewable energy projects, IRS rulings on energy tax credit matters and advice on renewable energy IRS controversy matters.
Amish started his career as a CPA and worked as a Senior Tax Accountant in the tax division of a Big 6 accounting firm.
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J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School, 1999, Member, George Washington Environmental Lawyer Law Journal
B.S., University of Maryland, 1993
District of Columbia, Maryland