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Payroll Tax Update

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July 14, 2020
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William H. Gorrod  

William H. Gorrod

Baker Botts L.L.P.

  • Partner with Baker Botts L.L.P. in San Francisco, CA
  • Focuses his practice on state and local tax planning, compliance, and corporate transactions on a multistate basis; also represents clients in state and local tax controversies throughout the United States
  • Regularly advises clients on matters pertaining to state and local income and franchise taxes, gross receipt taxes, sales and use taxes, payroll taxes, and real estate transfer taxes and represents clients in audits, administrative appeals , voluntary disclosure agreements, penalty abatements, and amnesties
  • His clients include large corporations and flow-through entities across a wide range of industries, including technology, financial services, retail, and media
  • Prior to joining the firm, worked in other international law firms and a Big Four accounting firm
  • In addition to his practice, he frequently presents on state and local tax topics and is the chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco‚Äôs Taxation Section
  • Member of the San Francisco Tax Club and previously served as an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University School of Law where he taught a course on state and local taxation
  • Can be contacted at 415-291-6207 or [email protected]
Cosimo A. Zavaglia  

Cosimo A. Zavaglia

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

  • Partner with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in New York, NY
  • Advises corporations, partnerships, and individuals on state and local tax controversy, planning, and transactional matters
  • He routinely represents clients in high-stakes state and local tax audits, appeals, and litigations in matters throughout the United States, including defending clients in state False Claims Act cases and sales and use tax, individual residency, withholding tax, corporate income tax, and real estate transfer tax audits and disputes; he also advises clients on developing state and local tax planning strategies for corporate acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, and mergers
  • Works closely with a broad range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, enterprising startups, and high-net-worth individuals, to develop solutions to mitigate state and local tax risks; advises in all stages of state and local tax controversy - from initial information gathering, through negotiations and settlement, as well as litigation and appeals, if necessary; he obtains formal and informal rulings from state and local tax authorities in many jurisdictions on several issues across tax types and has represented companies and industry groups in legislative and regulatory matters
  • Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, he worked in the state and local tax practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • In addition to writing extensively on tax subjects, he has lectured on a broad range of state and local tax topics throughout the country, including for the Tax Executives Institute; he is also active in pro bono work, and is a member of the pro bono committee for the New York office
  • Can be contacted at 212-309-6646 or [email protected]


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