Edward J. Bernert

Partner

Columbus
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Overview

Ted Bernert concentrates his practice in the area of state and local taxes, with a particular emphasis on the major Ohio taxes affecting businesses and business owners – sales and use, financial institution, personal income, commercial activity and real property taxes. He represents national companies concerning Ohio tax matters related to compliance, planning and tax legislation.

Ted is chair of the State and Local Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section, and is a past chair of both the Ohio State Bar Association Taxation Committee and the State and Local Tax Section of the Columbus Bar Association. Ted was appointed by the governor to the Ohio Business Gateway Steering Committee to address the continued development of an electronic link for filing taxes and other matters affecting business. He also serves as a member of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Taxation Committee. Ted is an adjunct professor of state and local taxes at the Capital University Law and Graduate Center, and served as chief editor of Ohio Tax Review, formerly published by the center. He currently serves as the co-editor of the Guidebook to Ohio Taxes, published by Commerce Clearing House. He has repeatedly been named a “Super Lawyer” in the area of taxation and holds an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Select Experience

  • Deals regularly with various tax department officials upon audit or administrative appeals. He has an active tax litigation practice before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals and upon appeal to the courts, including the Supreme Court of Ohio.
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Experience

  • Deals regularly with various tax department officials upon audit or administrative appeals. He has an active tax litigation practice before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals and upon appeal to the courts, including the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Tax in Ohio (2020)
    • Band 1 (2020)
  • The Legal 500 United States (2020)
    • Recommended in Tax - US taxes: contentious
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Ohio: Tax Law (2014 to Present)
    • Ohio: Litigation and Controversy - Tax (2021)
  • Columbus CEO, "Top Lawyers in Central Ohio" (2020)
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent
  • Ohio "Super Lawyer" (2004 to 2006, 2008)

Memberships

  • American College of Tax Counsel: Fellow

Admissions

  • Ohio, 1977

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 1977
  • B.A., Ohio Northern University, 1974

Blog

In The Blogs

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Maryland and Other States Weighing Taxes on Digital Ads
By Edward J. Bernert, David D. Ebersole, Gerald J. Ferguson
May 7, 2020
On March 18, the Maryland General Assembly passed the first state gross revenue tax directed at digital advertising, which is broadly defined to encompass any advertising appearing on a website, mobile app or any similar digital platform...
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