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The entire Pillsbury State and Local Tax (SALT) Team is very proud to congratulate our practice leader Carley Roberts for receiving the prestigious Benjamin F. Miller award during this year’s California Annual Meeting of the Tax Bar and Tax Policy Conference.

This award is presented annually by the California Lawyers Association’s Taxation Section to recipients recognized for having achieved professional excellence and notable contributions in the field of state and local taxation law akin to the attorney the award is named after, Benjamin F. Miller.

Carley has been achieving professional excellence and notable contributions to SALT, both in California and nationwide, for approximately 25 years and counting.  Throughout this quarter century, Carley has also worked prolifically towards successfully garnering effective collaboration and cooperation between the private and public sectors of SALT.

Congratulations Carley!

Read more: Carley Roberts Honored with Benjamin F. Miller Award by California Lawyers Association


On July 3, 2023, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law A.B. 5323, enacting important revisions to New Jersey’s Corporation Business Tax (CBT)[1] including expanding the definition of what constitutes a “unitary business.”  The expanded definition now includes affiliated entities that may not have previously met the requirements for combined group membership for CBT purposes.      seal-of-new-jersey_800-300x300

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Congratulations to our Pillsbury SALT team, again earning recognition in the Chambers USA ranking guide.  Our California SALT team earned a Band 1 ranking for the 3rd year, with partners Jeffrey Vesely (Band 1) earning his 17th ranking, Carley Roberts (Band 1) with her 15th ranking, and Robert Merten (Band 2) with his 1st ranking this year.  Congratulations!







Our state and local tax team collaborated with our real estate colleagues to summarize the effects of Measure ULA (Los Angeles), Measure GS (Santa Monica), Measure M (San Francisco) and Measure K (Palo Alto). la-measure-ula-tax-300x180

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