Thursday, July 12, 2012
International law firm McDermott Will & Emery today announced that Scott M. Susko has joined the Firm as a partner in its State & Local Tax (SALT) Practice Group, based in Boston. Mr. Susko, who advises client on SALT controversies throughout the country, will provide the Firm with added depth in the Boston legal market.
Mr. Susko, who joins from another AmLaw 100 law firm, frequently takes an active role in assisting clients through changes in their business that can impact their state and local tax posture, such as entry into new geographic or product markets, merger & acquisition activity or state legislative developments. He has particular experience in multistate tax planning as well as assessing state and local tax risks for financial statement purposes. In addition to his state and local tax practice, Mr. Susko works with clients to identify, negotiate, and secure economic development incentives for businesses that plan on adding jobs and/or capital investment.
“We are delighted to welcome Scott to the McDermott family, and believe that he will be an excellent fit for our SALT team,” said Jane Wells May, partner and head of McDermott’s State & Local Tax Practice Group. “Scott’s deep experience in transactional matters will help us meet our growing client demands in this increasingly complex area of tax law. He is an important addition to our SALT team, allowing McDermott to extend our reach into a thriving local Boston market for tax counsel.”
“McDermott’s Boston office continues to grow quickly, with several high-profile new partner hires over the past six months alone,” said Mark W. Pearlstein, partner-in-charge of McDermott’s Boston office. “We believe Scott will play an active role in building out our SALT practice in Boston, and also add to our ability to service local clients across the widest range of legal issues and matters.”
Earlier in his career, Mr. Susko worked for a number of the nation’s top accounting firms. He received his J.D. from the Albany Law School of Union University, and his LL.M. in taxation from Boston University School of Law.
McDermott has one of the largest and most diversified SALT practices in the United States. The Firm’s lawyers possess an in-depth knowledge of the constantly changing law, as well as the experience and judgment necessary to provide advice and advocacy of the highest caliber to its clients. The members of the group are nationally recognized as experts and, as such, are regularly sought as speakers at seminars and conferences conducted by numerous tax and business organizations throughout the country.
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