Biography

David J. Shipley is a partner with McCarter & English, LLP’s multistate tax practice.  His practice includes representing clients in state tax controversies before administrative boards and courts throughout the country, providing multistate tax advice regarding business operations, assisting clients in structuring their operations in a tax efficient manner and advising clients on the state tax aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions.  David  provides advice to clients regarding state corporate income, franchise, sales and use, personal income and other taxes. 

David is a frequent speaker on multistate tax topics for many organizations including the Practicing Law Institute, the Council on State Taxation, the New York University Institute on State and Local Taxation, the Georgetown Advanced State and Local Tax Institute, the Institute of Professionals in Taxation, the American Bar Association, the Tax Executives Institute, the New York University Summer Institute in Taxation, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the Broadband Tax Institute, the Wall Street Tax Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.

David has written on multistate tax issues for CCH’s Taxes magazine, State Tax Notes and the American Bar Association’s The State and Local Tax Lawyer.  David is a member of the executive committee of the American Bar Association’s State and Local Tax Committee and on the advisory Board for the New York University Institute on State and Local Taxation.  Mr. Shipley received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from the University of Richmond and a Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.  He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.