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Congratulations to our Pillsbury SALT team for earning recognition in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. best-lawyers-2024-300x200

Partner Jeffrey Vesely was recognized as a Lawyer of the Year in San Francisco for Litigation and Controversy – Tax.

Congratulations to all recognized!


Best Lawyers

Jeffrey Vesely (Lawyer of the Year)

Craig Becker

Carley Roberts

Ones to Watch

Christopher Koester


2021-Best-Law-Firms-Standard-Badge-300x296-1Pillsbury SALT is proud to announce its inclusion in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2021 “Best Law Firms” survey. Pillsbury’s Tax team earned a National Tier 1 Ranking in Tax Litigation and Tax Law, Tier 1 in San Francisco for Tax Litigation and Tax Law, Tier 2 in Tax Law for New York City, and Tier 1 in Tax Law in Miami. Pillsbury has earned a total of 162 national and regional practice rankings in the latest U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2021 “Best Law Firms” survey. Of those rankings, 27 were listed as national Tier 1 and 63 were listed as Tier 1 within their respective metropolitan markets.

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Chambers-USA-2020-300x252Pillsbury SALT is proud to announce its inclusion in the Chambers USA 2020 Guide. In 2020, Chambers ranked 28 Pillsbury practices and 79 individual lawyers. Tireless work & deep client relationships again awarded Pillsbury SALT’s Carley Roberts and Jeff Vesely individual recognition. Continue Reading ›


Roberts_Carley_19798_2018_030_PR-200x300Pillsbury SALT’s Carley Roberts has been named to the 2020 Advisory Board of the industry’s premier publication, Tax Notes State. Published by Tax Analysts, the monthly magazine features news articles and bylined articles written on the hottest trends and developments in state and local taxes. Members of Pillsbury’s SALT practice are frequent contributors.

Carley’s clients comprise a variety of industries, including energy, technology, telecommunications, media, retail and manufacturing. Her practice consists of administrative and judicial

litigation, state and local tax planning, and transactional work involving all U.S. state and local jurisdictions, where she has litigated numerous precedent-setting matters.

Repeatedly recognized for her work in all aspects of state and local tax matters, Carley was named as Tax Analysts’ Outstanding Woman of the Year in 2016, and described by Chambers USA as “…truly one of the best tax lawyers that I have had the privilege to work with. In addition to being extremely intelligent, she is an exceptional advocate for her clients.”

Pillsbury SALT is proud to congratulate Carley for this well-deserved recognition.

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best-law-firms-badge-2020-300x300Pillsbury has earned a total of 154 national and regional practice rankings in the latest U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2020 Best Law Firms survey.

The Tax team’s rankings include:

To view Pillsbury’s complete list of practice rankings, click here.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2020 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.