State and Local Tax Lawyer David J. Shipley Joins Stevens & Lee

Firm Expands Practice and Continues Strategic Growth in New Jersey

PRINCETON, NJ, January 25, 2022 – Stevens & Lee announced today that David J. Shipley has joined the firm and will co-chair its State and Local Tax (SALT) Group. He is based in the Princeton office.

Mr. Shipley joins fellow Co-Chair Richard M. Botwright in leading the group, which serves a wide range of clients in complex state tax audits, controversy and litigation in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and across the country.

In August, Stevens & Lee added John Maldjian and a team of patent professionals to its growing Princeton and Bergen County offices. Tax attorney Tiffany W. Donio, the current Chair of the New Jersey Bar Association’s Tax Section, joined the firm earlier this month.    

Mr. Shipley has nearly 30 years of experience in state tax law. As multistate tax counsel, he focuses on representing clients in complex state tax controversies during audits, before administrative boards and in courts across the country. He provides sophisticated multistate tax advice on business operations, assists with navigating the state tax implications of corporate mergers and acquisitions and consults with clients on pending state tax legislation and regulations.

As a thought leader in his field, Mr. Shipley is a frequent national speaker on multistate tax topics for various organizations. He is also a member of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s Joint State Tax Committee and frequently contributes to the legislative and regulatory efforts of those organizations.

Mr. Shipley earned his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Richmond.