Eugene Gibilaro focuses his practice on tax controversy and transactions primarily in the areas of state and local income and franchise tax, sales and use tax, and unclaimed property. He defends audits and litigates U.S. state and local tax matters before judicial courts and administrative tribunals around the country.
He has published articles on state and local tax topics for TEI Magazine, State Tax Notes, Law360, and the Journal of State Taxation. He also frequently delivers lectures on state and local tax issues and has spoken at the Annual Ohio Business Tax Conference and before numerous organizations, including New York University’s School of Professional Studies Tax Conferences in July; the Council on State Taxation; and the New Jersey Society of Enrolled Agents.
Prior to joining Blank Rome, Eugene was an attorney at a leading Am Law 100 firm focusing on tax controversy and also worked at one of the big four accounting firms, where he advised private equity and corporate clients on state and local income, sales and use, property and employment tax, and unclaimed property aspects of mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries.
During law school, he served as a senior editor of the New York Law School Law Review and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Chief Judge Arthur Gonzalez of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York.