Joe DePew, a member of Sutherland’s Tax Practice Group, focuses on tax litigation and controversy, corporate taxation, and income tax with an emphasis on federal and state procedures, dispute resolution, collection, and tax litigation.
Joe has represented hundreds of clients in their federal and state tax examinations. He has also represented numerous clients before the Administrative Appeals Division of the IRS, state agencies, and in litigation before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. district courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and various state courts.
His representation of clients in federal and state tax controversies spans a broad range of substantive and procedural issues, including: statute of limitations, business versus non-business income, recognition of losses, cost of performance, family limited partnerships (validity and discounts), penalties, reasonable compensation, timing of deductions, business purpose, economic substance, worker classification, research and development credits. Joe has represented clients across a wide range of industries including: transportation, cable, logistics, insurance, communications, manufacturing, energy, banking and finance, healthcare, timber, real estate, marketing, retail and automotive. He also advises on corporate planning transactions.
Before joining Sutherland, Joe served as the Southeast Area Director of Tax Controversy Services for a Big Four accounting firm. He frequently speaks on tax issues, provides in-house courses for clients, and presents to national industry groups.
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LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida, 1999
J.D., with distinction, Ohio Northern University: Claude W. Pettit College of Law, 1998
B.A., State University of New York at Oswego, 1995
Georgia, New York