Speaking Engagement

42nd Institute on State and Local Taxation

NYU School of Professional Studies

The Westin New York at Times Square
270 West 43rd St
New York, NY

Blank Rome State + Local Tax (“SALT”) partners Mitchell A. Newmark and Nicole L. Johnson will serve as panel moderators at NYU School of Professional Studies’ 42nd Institute on State and Local Taxation, being held December 11 and 12, 2023, in New York, New York. Blank Rome LLP is pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of the program. 


This annual program addresses all major areas of taxation and attracts attorneys, accountants, state tax officials, tax directors, tax managers, and anyone seeking expert discussion on the latest technical, legislative, and planning developments. It is designed for the practitioner who must frequently anticipate and handle state and local tax matters and provides high-level updates, practical advice, and in-depth analysis of the latest developments and current issues in all areas of state and local taxation. Attendees learn practical solutions and valuable insights from leading authorities across the profession.


Mitchell Newmark: “Spare a Square? – Transfer Pricing SALT Controversies”
Monday, December 11
8:30 a.m.

Transfer pricing SALT controversies have increased over the years. States are concerned about possible abuse arising from inter-company transactions, while taxpayers counter that the states have a plethora of other weapons to deploy (e.g., forced combination, addback statutes, alternative apportionment) in lieu of disputing established transfer pricing studies.

Nicole Johnson: “Going Local”
Monday, December 11
2:00 p.m.

Local taxes are proliferating and can be challenging to learn, administer, and challenge. Moreover, the disconnect from established state nexus standards and tax base definitions further complicate compliance.

Other sessions include:

  • There Are 2, No 3, Responsible Taxpayers in Every Sales Transaction
  • You Can't Touch This—Tangible Personal Property—Is It Past Its Prime?
  • Big Gain Hunting
  • Just Passing Through
  • So, Now What Do We Do? Ethical Challenges Associated with Tax Filings
  • What’s on the Horizon?
  • Rest Insured: The Pros and Cons of Insuring State Tax Positions and Controversies
  • Best Practices in Sales and Use Tax Compliance
  • The Tri-State Panel
  • What’s Happening Everywhere Today?

For additional information and to register, please visit the event webpage.