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BakerHostetler’s state and local tax team advise clients on complex state and local tax matters.

  • Represented numerous clients in securing tax and non-tax incentives from states and localities, including property, sales and income tax benefits, as well as preferred financing and tax increment financing.
  • Negotiated a $6.2 million refund of an Ohio use tax for a manufacturer.
  • Contested property values for a chain of restaurants in various communities for real estate tax purposes.
  • Defended taxpayers in domicile and residency challenges in New York City as well as in New York state and Ohio.
  • Litigated a test case for local taxes applicable to senior executives for multiple clients.
  • Negotiated a $650,000 refund of Ohio income tax related to stock options.
  • Obtained reductions in manufacturing, printing and public utility facilities for tax purposes.
  • Represented companies undergoing multistate unclaimed property audits.
  • Assisted clients with state and local tax issues arising from providing service on a cloud-based platform.
  • Assisted clients with multistate voluntary disclosure agreements.
  • Provided sophisticated tax planning on behalf of hedge funds and other business entities with respect to the nuances associated with the unincorporated business tax in New York City.

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