Tax Controversy Associate

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DLA Piper seeks to hire a mid-level tax controversy associate with 3-5 years of experience working on complex tax controversy matters for our New York office (Boston, Philadelphia, Short Hills or Washington, DC will also be considered). This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic practice. Our Tax Controversy group represents public corporations, privately owned companies, partnerships, high net-worth individuals, and estates in complex civil and criminal disputes with the Internal Revenue Service as well as state and local tax jurisdictions, including New York and California. Our work begins at the earliest stages of a tax audit and continues through all administrative and judicial phases of a dispute.

The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background (tax LLM and/or accounting or finance background preferred), excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of substantive and procedural federal and/or state tax law is required. Government experience is preferred. Candidates must be licensed to practice in the jurisdiction in which they are applying.

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Job requirements:

Must provide cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample when applying

3-5 years of experience working on complex tax controversy matters

Strong academic background (tax LLM and/or accounting or finance background preferred)

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Knowledge of substantive and procedural tax law is required

Must be admitted to practice in law in the jurisdiction in which they are applying

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