A member of Sutherland’s 25-lawyer State and Local Tax Team, Jeff Friedman’s legal counsel is bolstered by more than a decade of experience in the state tax field, including work with Sutherland, KPMG, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Council On State Taxation. His comprehensive practice includes state and local tax planning and controversy including income, franchise, sales and use, unclaimed property and property tax matters.
Prior to joining Sutherland, Jeff was a partner in KPMG’s Washington National Tax Practice, where he worked with some of KPMG’s largest clients and was reviewing partner on state income tax planning and controversy matters.
Before joining KPMG, Jeff served as an Attorney-Advisor in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy, where he assisted with the development of the U.S. government's position on domestic and international electronic commerce tax issues.
Earlier in his career, Jeff served as Vice President and Counsel of the Committee (now Council) On State Taxation (COST), where he represented large U.S. corporations on state taxation matters. Jeff's work for COST included the filing of amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court and state legislatures.
Jeff is a regular contributor to “A Pinch of SALT,” a monthly column appearing in State Tax Notes, a trade publication of Tax Analysts.
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LL.M., with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 1998
J.D., high honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 1994, Managing Editor, The Business Lawyer
B.S., University of Maryland, 1989
District of Columbia, Maryland