For companies that need state and local tax counsel in a single location or throughout the United States, Greenberg Traurig is well-equipped to meet those needs. GT’s State & Local Tax Practice has the largest footprint of any law firm in the United States with attorneys in 16 of the firm’s domestic offices, including those in California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Florida, New York, and Texas. The group’s practitioners have a breadth of experience across the tax spectrum, including in corporate franchise and income; sales and use; personal income and residency; real and personal property; local business license; gross receipts; documentary transfer; parcel; transient occupancy; utility user; and many other areas, such as unclaimed property and defending qui tam lawsuits.Our State & Local Tax Practice offers a complete set of services, including the full range of counseling and controversy services. We counsel clients on transactional planning, tax-advantaged business restructuring, audit defense and representation in state and local administrative proceedings, appeals all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and large-scale multi-jurisdictional litigation. GT is unique among national State and Local Tax practices because we also regularly partner with our firm’s nationally-recognized Government Law and Policy Practice to help clients achieve results in the legislature as well.
We serve a broad range of industries, including automotive, banking, chemical, credit card and consumer finance, energy, food, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, technology, and telecommunications. We are also regularly consulted on real property transactions, business acquisitions, and other transfers to limit the liability of sellers, increase the protection of buyers, and oftentimes find untapped savings opportunities in structuring the transaction.
GT’s State & Local Tax team has assisted clients in obtaining and securing incentives from states and localities when making new investments and maintaining employment levels. We have also helped companies qualify for tax abatements, obtain enterprise zone benefits, and receive tax increment financing.