Scott D. Smith

Professional Biography

Scott Smith is of counsel in the Firm's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Tax Department. His focus is primarily in state and local taxation with an emphasis on multistate tax controversy, tax planning and consulting concerning corporate income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, and other state and local transfer taxes. He also represents clients with respect to unclaimed property audit defense and compliance matters. He represents companies engaged in media and publishing, medical devices and life sciences, transportation, retail and e-commerce, energy, and hospitality industries.

Mr. Smith has extensive experience in the tax consequences of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, and other corporate transactions. His experience includes transactional tax planning and tax-efficient integration and structuring of transactions. In addition, Scott counsels tax-exempt organizations on federal and state tax issues related to organization, structure, operations, and political activities.

Scott's more than 20 year state and local tax career has been, and continues to be, centered in Washington, D.C. He represents individual, small business and multinational corporate clients in their varied business operations, transactions and tax controversies, whether the client's endeavors are local, regional, national or international.

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