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Blank Rome Adds New Of Counsel in Washington, D.C. to Growing State + Local Tax Practice

Phil Tatarowicz

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to welcome Philip M. Tatarowicz as Of Counsel to the Firm’s Tax, Benefits, and Private Client group in the Washington, D.C., office. Phil joins from Morrison & Foerster LLP and adds to the Firm’s growing State + Local Tax (“SALT”) practice, which expanded in February with the addition of partners Craig B. Fields, Nicole L. Johnson, and Mitchell A. Newmark, and then grew further in March by welcoming partner Holly L. Hyans; Senior Counsel Irwin M. Slomka; Of Counsel Matthew F. CammarataEugene J. Gibilaro, and Kara M. Kraman; and Senior Attorney Michael A. Pearl.

“We are thrilled to welcome Phil to our growing Tax group and national SALT practice,” said Craig B. Fields, Partner and Co-Chair of the Tax, Benefits, and Private Client group. “Phil’s leading experience in counseling corporations on tax matters and controversies, as well as his extensive legislative background and service as an expert witness and technical adviser before federal and state courts, adds tremendous value to our team’s practice capabilities and client service offerings as we continue to grow our SALT platform.”

Phil brings more than 42 years of experience providing tax advice to many of the world’s largest corporations across multiple industry groups, including industrial products, retail, consumer goods, aerospace, healthcare, entertainment, and utilities. He has handled every major aspect of corporate SALT matters, with a primary focus on corporate income, property, payroll, sales and use, gross receipts, and other transaction-based taxes. He has consulted on tax controversies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, he has served as an expert witness and technical adviser in numerous disputes involving SALT issues before federal and state courts. He has helped craft legislative and administrative tax proposals, testified before government agencies and officials, and served on prominent industry and state and local tax reform commissions.

Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Illinois, Phil earned his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, his J.D. from Northern Illinois University, and his B.A. from Benedictine University. He currently serves as a professor and director of the SALT Certificate Program within the Graduate Tax Department of the Georgetown University Law Center where he focuses on subnational taxation of multijurisdictional enterprises and Federal Income Taxation of Partners and Partnerships.