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Leah Robinson

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

New York, NY, USA


Leah Robinson
Partner

Leah Robinson (formerly Samit) is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm's New York office. She focuses her practice on state and local taxation. Leah assists her clients in all phases of state tax disputes beginning with audit, continuing through conciliation or appeals, and during all aspects of tax court proceedings (from the filing of the complaint through discovery and summary judgment to decision and, if necessary, appeal). She also assists her clients with various types of planning and consulting related to business activity taxes, sales and use taxes, and personal income taxes. Leah provides extensive guidance related to FIN 48 and the related attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine concerns. She has been ranked as a leading tax controversy lawyer by The Legal 500 United States.

Leah regularly speaks and publishes on a wide variety of state tax topics. She has spoken at events hosted by COST, IPT, TEI and other organizations. Leah was recently featured in Careers in Tax Law published by the American Bar Association. More information regarding Leah’s speaking engagements and publishing can be accessed by selecting the appropriate link to the right.

Prior to joining McDermott, Leah worked at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Manhattan. As a member of the Large and Mid-Size Business Division, she was a member of the strategic trial attorney litigation team handling the largest § 482 transfer pricing controversy in history.

Leah is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and before the U.S. Tax Court.

Education

Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2002

New York University School of Law, LL.M.

Rutgers College, B.A., 1999
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