Freeborn’s attorneys have significant experience in defending clients against novel tax claims across multiple jurisdictions.
State and local governments are deploying ever more forceful techniques and approaches to combat growing deficits, a shrinking tax base, hostility to tax increases, and a heightened demand for services.
Such bodies are making more frequent use of tax reviews, audits, and other techniques to identify unpaid obligations and also demanding that businesses defend their tax positions.
Third-party attacks by the plaintiffs’ bar are also on the rise through the use of class actions and whistleblower claims.
Emerging businesses face uncertainty as they introduce new business models, particularly on the Internet where precedent is evolving or has not yet been established.
Addressing tax controversies is a highly specialized area of legal practice. Freeborn has an experienced team to address state and local tax matters, audit defense, and litigation:
- We have experience in all phases of tax disputes, administrative appeals, trial, and appellate litigation at all levels of state and federal courts, as well as mediation.
- We have significant technical experience in both tax issues and class action defense, serving as national legal counsel in state and local tax issues.
- We also engage in legislative and lobbying initiatives to help our clients attain their objectives and to gain certainty about the nature of the prevailing tax regime.