Joshua M. Sivin


Josh Sivin is an experienced tax litigator appearing before tax appeals tribunals and in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Josh is well versed in business and excise tax matters as well as real property tax matters, including cases involving New York City’s general corporation tax, unincorporated business tax, commercial rent tax, and real property transfer tax.

Recently serving as senior counsel with the New York City Law Department, Josh advised New York City and its agencies on a variety of tax matters, including sales tax, fringe benefits, and withholding and reporting requirements. Prior to this role, he served in private practice representing a broad range of clients in commercial disputes, including at a leading Am Law 100 firm.

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Josh enjoys tennis, golf, track and field, music, and travel.

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  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • St. John's University School of Law, JD
  • Adelphi University, BA