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Pillsbury SALT is excited to welcome Jack Camillo to the team!

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Jack’s experience includes multistate litigation, planning, audit defense, and controversy issues.

He joins Pillsbury’s New York office as an associate.

5 Questions with Jack:

1. Who inspires you?

I think it’s safe to say my parents inspire me.

2. What drew you to the law?

Research and writing drew me to the law. I found litigation interesting, but I always enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember.

3. What aspect of State and Local Tax law do you find most interesting?

State and Local Tax is constantly changing and allows you to experience a wide variety of topics. Also, it’s interesting to see trends in taxation begin and sweep across the country.

4. How do you re-center yourself?

Usually by spending time with friends or family. As someone who lives in Manhattan, I also find it helpful to get out of the city and into nature.

5. What is your go-to comfort food? Any interesting facts?

My go-to comfort food is probably pizza. I’ve recently gotten into making my own pizza at home.

Little known fact – I’m unable to drive long distances. I probably have a 1-hour window before I fall asleep!

 

 

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Pillsbury SALT is pleased to welcome Taylor Wolff to the team!

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Taylor’s experience includes multistate litigation, planning, audit defense, controversy issues, and mergers and acquisitions.

He joins Pillsbury’s New York office as an associate.

5 Questions with Taylor:

1. Who inspires you?
My mom inspires me. She was a social worker in the Bronx for about 30 years. She treated children, adolescents, and families as a therapist. She was also a substance abuse counselor and worked with people who have been incarcerated in the criminal justice system, as well as those who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Her commitment to helping those less fortunate instilled in me a strong sense of justice. I remember her taking me to work where I got to meet the attorneys and judges. I was so excited to see the courtrooms and one judge even invited me to sit on the bench!

2. What drew you to the law?
I have a deep desire to help people and was drawn by the fun of distilling complex topics in easy ways that help my clients. I also love to write, and lawyers write a lot!

3. What aspect of State and Local Tax law do you find most interesting?
Laws are always changing in the 50 states, D.C., and myriad of localities across the United States. I like the challenges that come with these changes, and how my work can help businesses and stimulate the economy. I also love the deep underpinning of Constitutional Law and sinking my teeth into a good constitutional argument. SALT is a fun combination of code-based analysis, digging into definitions and statutory construction, and creative Constitutional interpretation.

4. What is your go-to comfort food?
I love sushi and I am a soup enthusiast, especially homemade chicken soup.

5. What do you do for fun? Any hidden talents?
I love to go to comedy shows and live concerts, travel, play board games and cards with friends, and am interested in finance and real estate podcasts/books and mindfulness meditations. My hidden talent is drawing courtroom caricatures!

 

 

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Pillsbury SALT is pleased to welcome Jeff Phang to the team! Phang-welcome-300x169

Jeff focuses primarily on tax controversy including voluntary disclosure agreements, audit defense, protest, settlement negotiation, and appeals proceedings. Jeff also advises on mergers and acquisition state and local tax diligence for a diverse range of businesses.

He will join Pillsbury’s Sacramento office as an associate.

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Pillsbury SALT is pleased to welcome Lexi Louderback to the team! Louderback-welcome-300x169

Lexi’s experience includes state and local tax matters, focusing on tax controversy, from audit defense through litigation, and counsels on multistate tax planning and structuring matters.

She joins Pillsbury’s Sacramento office as an associate.

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Breann serves as an innovator and significant contributor at the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) meetings. She has testified at length at each of the BOE’s monthly meetings Robowski1-1024x576since September 2020 as a member of the Collaborative Workgroup on Remote Hearings—the task force created by the BOE to pioneer the implementation of virtual Assessment Appeals Board (AAB) hearings as an alternative to in-person hearings due to the safety concerns and conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue Reading ›

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Pillsbury SALT is pleased to welcome Zachary Atkins to the team!

Zack previously served as a deputy general counsel to Fitzgerald USA handling a diverse range of projects from tax to corporate matters. Prior to joining Fitzgerald, his practice focused primarily on state and local tax issues as an associate at Eversheds Sutherland from 2010 to 2017.

He will join Pillsbury’s Nashville office as a special counsel, expanding our nationwide SALT practice.

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CPA and former Big 4 associate, Afshin Khazaeli joins Pillsbury SALT!

Afshin advises clients on a variety of state and local tax matters, including controversy, planning, and audit defense, across all state and local tax types, including sales and use, income, franchise, and property tax. Pillsbury SALT is thrilled to welcome him to our award-winning team. Afshin is based in Pillsbury’s Sacramento office.

5 Questions with Afshin

  1. Who inspires you?
    I’m inspired by my father and his relentlessness.
  2. What drew you to the law?
    I love being a trusted advocate for my clients.
  3. What aspect of State and Local Tax law do you find most interesting?
    State and local tax is constantly changing, evolving and adapting.
  4. What has been your most challenging or rewarding case?
    Each case has been uniquely challenging, and the most rewarding cases are when I help my clients achieve unexpectedly great results.
  5. What is your go-to comfort food?
    Persian food! Reminds me of my mother’s cooking and being back at home.

Welcome to Pillsbury SALT, Afshin!

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