05.16.2012 Williams Mullen Adds to State and Local Tax Law Team in Washington, D.C. - Attorney Stephanie Lipinski Galland Joins as Partner The law firm of Williams Mullen announced today that tax attorney Stephanie Lipinski Galland has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office.

“We are pleased that Stephanie Lipinski Galland has joined the State & Local Tax (SALT) practice at Williams Mullen,” states Charles B. "Chuck" Neely, Jr., partner and co-chair of the firm’s State & Local Tax practice area. “Stephanie brings a wonderful combination to our clients with her experience in the public government sector, in-house at Fortune 200 retailer Gap, Inc., and at top AmLaw 100 and AmLaw 200 law firms. She worked in Tax Policy for the Virginia Department of Taxation before becoming Director of a global Fortune 200 retailer. She has established a national reputation for her work in the areas of sales and use tax, defense of unclaimed property audits and state corporate income taxation. Our clients will undoubtedly benefit from her experience and knowledge.”

Ms. Lipinski Galland has extensive legal experience in state and local taxation with an emphasis on representation before state and local taxing authorities in income, franchise, sales, use and unclaimed property controversies. She has represented clients in developing, implementing and defending tax positions in state audits. Her experience creating and leading the tax team in-house at a Fortune 200 global retailer, as a tax partner in an AmLaw 100 and AmLaw 200 law firm and in the public sector at the Virginia Department of Taxation provides her with valuable skills in all areas of taxation.

Ms. Lipinski Galland has additional experience in European VAT and Canadian HST. She advises clients on record maintenance as it affects audits, tax record maintenance and SEC issues. She has also worked with contractors on compliance issues under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) and the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (“FASA”) to ensure that the underlying contracts meet all necessary requirements.

Partner and chair of Williams Mullen’s Tax Law practice area, Farhad Aghdami, comments that, “Stephanie adds to the bench strength of our existing State & Local Tax practice in Washington, D.C., Virginia and North Carolina. Her reputation and experience are unparalleled and add further dimension to our already-impressive roster of State & Local Tax attorneys. We are well-equipped to help clients with any tax matter, from incentives to controversies, and the addition of Stephanie to our team expands those capabilities.”

Ms. Lipinski Galland lectures on the State and Local Tax Program at Georgetown University Law School as an adjunct professor. She is a member of the BNA State & Local Tax Advisory Board, the Georgetown State & Local Tax Advisory Board and the New York University State & Local Tax Advisory Board. She earned her B.A. from Christopher Newport University and her J.D., with an Emphasis on Taxation, from the College of William & Mary.
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