Holly handles a wide range of state and local tax controversies, litigating or resolving state tax disputes across the nation, in courts, and in administrative tribunals. She advises clients at all stages from the earliest responses to initial audit inquiries, through dealing with audit disputes, filing administrative protests, and handling them from beginning to end.
Holly is familiar with and has handled disputes in courts in nearly every state, dealing with discovery issues, witness preparation, depositions, pre-trial proceedings, trials, and appeals, in cases across the spectrum from income and franchise taxes to sales and use taxes, personal income tax, utility taxes, unemployment taxes, and unclaimed property. She also advises on the state and local tax ramifications of various business transactions, and on tactics for reducing state tax problems before they become large and expensive.
She has won public-record victories in many states for well-known companies, and writes extensively on state and local tax issues. Her articles have appeared in many publications, including State Tax Notes, State & Local Taxes Weekly, and the New York Law Journal. She is also a frequent speaker on state and local tax issues, and has appeared before such groups as the Tax Executives Institute, Council on State Taxation, Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Georgetown Advanced State and Local Tax Institute, Tulane Tax Institute, New York State Bar Association, New York University Institute on State and Local Taxation, Vanderbilt University’s Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum, and the Practising Law Institute.
During law school, Holly served as a staff member of the New York University Law Review. She previously clerked for The Honorable Pierre N. Leval, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.