Leah Samit Robinson leads Mayer Brown’s State & Local Tax group and is a member of the Tax Transactions & Consulting practice. A partner in the firm’s New York office, she advises public and private business entities on state and local tax planning, controversy and litigation.
She provides national and state tax strategy and audit assistance for clients on a full range of tax matters, including nexus, combination and apportionment, and net operating loss issues. She is the co-author of the chapter on “Appeals” in State Business Taxes (Law Journal Press 2009).
Leah regularly advises on the sales tax characterization of goods and services, with a particular focus on digital services and software as a service issues. Leah has litigated a number of sales tax cases but is sensitive to most companies’ preference to resolve matters without litigation.
Previously, as a tax lawyer with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in New York City, she was part of the strategic trial team handling the largest section 482 transfer pricing controversy in history.
- New York University School of Law, LLM
- Rutgers University School of Law, JD
- Rutgers College, BA
- New Jersey
- New York
- US Supreme Court
- American Bar Association, Sales and Use Tax Desk Book, editorial board member (2014 – present)
- Bloomberg BNA, Corporate Income Tax Navigator (New Jersey), editor (2016 – present)
- Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), Income Tax Section – member, Sales Tax Section – member, Standing Legal Committee – appointed member (2015)
- New Jersey Bar Association, Tax Section – member, State and Local Tax Section Directors’ Liaison Subcommittee – member (2009 – present)
- New York University State Tax Study Group – member (2008 – present)
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