What you’ll be doing…

Verizon is seeking a talented tax attorneywhose practice has focused on state and local taxes to join the Legal Department’s Tax Group. The ideal candidate has a focus in transaction and telecommunication taxes. This person should feel comfortable in a collaborative team environment. This group advises the Tax Department and the business on tax matters and handles appeals of tax controversies including litigation and appellate work.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Conducting research on all state and local tax matters (income, transaction, property, payroll, etc.) arising from mergers, acquisitions, new product launches or offerings, compliance matters, and the like
  • Advising the Tax Department on the state tax treatment of Verizon’s services and purchases
  • Advising and reviewing the state and local tax aspects of internal reorganizations and M&A
  • Managing state and local tax controversies, developing strategies and arguments related to those controversies, preparing and filing protests, and working with outside counsel when appropriate
  • Drafting document production, interrogatories, and other various discovery requests and responses
  • Drafting briefs and various motions typical in motion practice
  • Utilizing e-discovery knowledge to aid with handling receipt of discovery and service of discovery complex litigation matters
  • Working with the Verizon Tax Policy group to review state and local income tax legislation.

What we’re looking for…

J.D. from accredited institution

Member of bar of at least one state, NJ or NY bar preferred

7+years of experience handling state and local taxes

Experience with Discovery/Procedural Motions

Relevant skills:

  • Strong Finance Background preferred
  • Strong litigation experience preferred

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