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Peter L. Faber

Peter L. Faber

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

New York, NY, USA


Peter L. Faber is a partner in the New York office of the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP.  He specializes in state and local tax matters, including planning, administrative proceedings, and litigation.

Mr. Faber’s state and local tax practice has included tax planning for corporate acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings; combined report planning; electronic commerce and nexus issues; cloud computing issues; residence matters; alternative apportionment issues; and a variety of other matters.  He has litigated many cases before state and local administrative agencies and courts and has represented taxpayers at all levels of the administrative controversy and ruling process, including Attorney General investigations and False Claims Act proceedings.  He has also represented companies and industry groups in legislative and regulatory matters.  His clients include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, MetLife, Aetna, and The New York Times Company.  He is a member of the Firm’s State and Local Tax Practice Group, that includes SALT specialists around the Country and that, among other matters, successfully represented the taxpayers in the landmark Quill, ASARCO, and Woolworth cases before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Faber has served as Chairman of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and is a member of the Section's Committee on State and Local Taxes.  He is a former Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section.  Mr. Faber has served as a member of the Governor's Council on Fiscal and Economic Priorities and as Chairman of the New York City Partnership’s Committee on Taxation and Public Revenue.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Partnership.

He has served on the New York State Tax Reform Commission, the Governor's Temporary Commission to Review the New York Sales and Use Tax Laws, and the New York State Legislature's Tax Study Commission's Policy Advisory Group.  He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committees of the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal, the New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, and the New York City Department of Finance. 

Mr. Faber has lectured on state and local taxation at the Georgetown University Institute on State and Local Taxation, the National Institute on State and Local Taxation, the Committee on State Taxation (COST), the Hartman State and Local Tax Forum, the National Tax Association, The NYU Annual Institute on State and Local Taxation, the National Conference of State Tax Judges, the Multistate Tax Commission, and before many other professional groups.  He is a member of the Advisory Committees of the Georgetown and NYU Institutes.  He is the author of many articles on state and local taxation.

Mr. Faber graduated from Swarthmore College with high honors and from Harvard Law School, cum laude.

Peter L. Faber is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Impact of Sales and Use Taxes on Corporate Transactions - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Mergers and Acquisitions State and Local Tax Aspects: Section 338(h)(10) Transactions and Tax-free Reorganizations and Spin-offs (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
State and Local Income and Franchise Tax Aspects of Corporate Acquisitions - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Impact of Sales and Use Taxes on Corporate Transactions (July 26, 2017) - Advanced State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
State and Local Income and Franchise Tax Aspects of Corporate Acquisitions (July 26, 2017) - Advanced State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Mergers and Acquisitions State and Local Tax Aspects (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Impact of the TCJA on State Tax Issues: A Framework for Analysis (April 4, 2018) - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Update 2018: Issues for U.S. Businesses and Individuals, Thursday, May 31, 2018
Impact of the TCJA on State Tax Issues (PowerPoint slides) - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Update 2018: Issues for U.S. Businesses and Individuals, Thursday, May 31, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment State and Local Tax Issues in Corporate M&A Transactions - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
State and Local Taxation of International Business and Mergers & Acquisitions - Advanced State and Local Tax 2018, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes - Nuts and Bolts of State and Local Tax 2018, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Impact of the TCJA on State Tax Issues - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Update 2018: Issues for U.S. Businesses and Individuals, Monday, April 23, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio State and Local Tax Issues in Corporate M&A Transactions - State and Local Tax Issues in Corporate M&A Transactions, Friday, October 27, 2017
Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes - Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
State and Local Taxation of International Business and Mergers & Acquisitions - State and Local Taxation of International Business and Mergers & Acquisitions, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Impact of the TCJA on State Tax Issues - Impact of the TCJA on State Tax Issues , Monday, April 23, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts State and Local Tax Issues in Corporate M&A Transactions - State and Local Tax Issues in Corporate M&A Transactions, Friday, October 27, 2017
Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes - Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
State and Local Taxation of International Business and Mergers & Acquisitions - State and Local Taxation of International Business and Mergers & Acquisitions, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Impact of the TCJA on State Tax Issues - Impact of the TCJA on State Tax Issues , Monday, April 23, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg State and Local Tax Issues in Corporate M&A Transactions - State and Local Tax Issues in Corporate M&A Transactions, Friday, October 27, 2017
Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes - Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
State and Local Taxation of International Business and Mergers & Acquisitions - State and Local Taxation of International Business and Mergers & Acquisitions, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Impact of the TCJA on State Tax Issues - Impact of the TCJA on State Tax Issues , Monday, April 23, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
Advanced State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, New York, NY
Nuts and Bolts of State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, New York, NY
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Update 2018: Issues for U.S. Businesses and Individuals, Thursday, April 26, 2018, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Negotiating the Stock Sale of a Business: Corporate and Drafting Aspects - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2017 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Due Diligence: State and Local Tax Aspects - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2017 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
State and Local Income and Franchise Tax Aspects of Corporate Acquisitions - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2017 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Impact of Sales and Use Taxes on Corporate Transactions - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2017 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advanced State and Local Tax 2018
Nuts and Bolts of State and Local Tax 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Chicago, IL
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
Hot Topics in State and Local Tax 2019, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Hot Topics in State and Local Tax 2019, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Hot Topics in State and Local Tax 2019, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Cincinnati, OH
Hot Topics in State and Local Tax 2019, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Hot Topics in State and Local Tax 2019, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Cleveland, OH
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