State and Local Tax

Stevens & Lee’s State and Local Tax (SALT) professionals represent clients in the complete range of SALT matters, focusing on tax refund, tax appeal and tax minimization strategies, primarily in the corporate income, real estate and sales and use tax areas.

Our services also include gross receipts, payroll, franchise, realty transfer, personal property and excise taxes, state and local business incentives and state unclaimed property.

Our SALT team includes the former Chief Counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and a former senior tax attorney with the Department, in addition to other experienced tax attorneys, CPAs, financial advisors and professionals with Big Four accounting, Fortune 300 tax department and state legislative tax counsel experience.

Supported by a group of experienced litigators, we have a referral network of reputable and knowledgeable local counsel throughout the country that ensures our clients access to complete multistate tax litigation coverage. Through other relationships with state and local tax attorneys and accountants nationwide, we can access tax and business incentives subject matter experts for virtually every major city and state in the country.


  • Appeals
  • Audit defense
  • Litigation
  • Tax refunds
  • Prospective planning
  • Risk mitigation, including amnesty and voluntary disclosure, nexus analysis, successor liability, mergers and acquisition due diligence
  • Corporate transactions
  • Tax credits, abatements and related economic development incentives
  • Tax policy


  • Sales and use tax/occupancy tax
  • Corporate income/franchise tax
  • Real estate and personal property taxes
  • Realty transfer tax
  • Personal income tax
  • Gross receipts taxes
  • Payroll taxes
  • Franchise tax
  • Excise tax
  • Credits and incentives
  • Unclaimed property