Sutherland Elects New Tax Practice Principals

Sutherland Elects New Tax Practice Principals

Sutherland announces the election of new partners and counsel in the firm's Tax Practice. “I congratulate each of these attorneys and thank them for their significant contributions to the firm,” said Mark D. Wasserman, Sutherland’s Managing Partner. “We look forward to their continued achievements and success.”

Stephen P. Kranz is a Partner with the State and Local Tax Practice Group, where his practice focuses on state tax controversy and tax policy matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kranz served as General Counsel to the Council On State Taxation (COST), a trade association based in Washington, DC which represents the interests of nearly 600 of the nation’s largest taxpayers on issues of state and local taxation. He began his legal career as a trial lawyer for the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, where he spent six years litigating federal tax cases in the U.S. District Court system. Mr. Kranz then served as Chief Counsel for the District of Columbia’s Office of Tax and Revenue, where he oversaw revision of the District’s Tax Code.

David A. Roby is a Partner in the Tax Practice Group, and provides advice to clients on a wide variety of complex federal tax matters with a particular emphasis on partnership, corporate and investment company tax issues. A significant emphasis of Mr. Roby’s practice is providing advice to clients on all tax issues related to the structuring and operation of domestic and foreign investment companies, funds and partnerships. In this practice, he regularly advises regulated investment companies, business development companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate investment funds and real estate investment trusts.

Amanda Ferguson Wilson is of Counsel in the Tax Practice Group, and has experience in a wide variety of federal tax matters, particularly in the area of partnership and international tax. Her experience also includes both corporate planning and tax controversy work. Ms. Wilson received her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School in 1998, where she was a Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and named to the Order of the Coif. In 1995, she received her B.A. degree, magna *** laude, from Georgetown University. 

Michele Borens is of Counsel in the State and Local Tax Practice Group. She has experience assisting clients with a multitude of state and local tax issues, and working extensively in all areas of multistate tax planning, research, controversy and tax matters, with particular emphasis on corporate and franchise tax issues. Prior to joining the firm, Michele was a Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in the State and Local Tax services group. From 1997 to 2000, Ms. Borens practiced in the State and Local Tax services group at Deloitte & Touche LLP.