A member of Sutherland's 20 lawyer State and Local Tax Team,
Jeff Friedman's legal counsel is
bolstered by more than a decade of experience in the state tax field, including
work with Sutherland, KPMG, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Council On
State Taxation (COST). His comprehensive practice includes state and local tax
planning and controversy including income, franchise, sales and use, unclaimed
property and property tax matters.
Prior to joining Sutherland, Jeff was a partner in KPMG's
Washington National Tax Practice, where he worked with some of KPMG's largest
clients and was reviewing partner on state income tax planning and controversy
Before joining KPMG, Jeff served as an Attorney-Advisor in
the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Tax Policy, where he assisted
with the development of the U.S. government's position on domestic and
international electronic commerce tax issues.
Earlier in his career, Jeff served as Vice President and
Counsel of the Committee (now Council) On State Taxation (COST), where he
represented large U.S. corporations on state taxation matters. Jeff's work for
COST included the filing of amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court and state
Jeff is a regular contributor to "A Pinch of SALT," a
monthly column appearing in State Tax Notes, a trade publication of Tax
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Mark Yopp is a
member of Sutherland's Tax Practice Group, focusing on state and local tax
matters. He also practiced in the Corporate Practice Group, focusing on
consumer lending matters.
Mark serves as the associate pro bono coordinator for
Sutherland's New York Office.
Prior to attending law school, Mark worked as a business
analyst for PacifiCare Behavioral Health in Santa Ana, California.
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