Morgan Lewis taps SALT guru Margaret Wilson

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Morgan Lewis today announced the addition of Margaret C. Wilson as a partner in its Tax Practice, resident in Princeton and New York. A former partner at another international firm and previously associate general counsel of tax at Verizon, Ms. Wilson has spent 15 years advising clients on state and local taxation (“SALT”) issues. Her arrival further establishes the firm as a significant presence in the SALT field.

“Margaret’s arrival continues the growth of our national tax practice, which integrates controversy, consulting and policy advice,” said Gary Wilcox, head of the firm’s Tax Practice and former Deputy Chief Counsel of the IRS. “Paired with our talented tax attorneys throughout the firm and reunited with Palo Alto partner Kim Reeder, Margaret’s location on the East Coast and multistate experience—having litigated SALT cases in numerous states including Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia—will serve our clients well.”

Ms. Wilson represents clients in state and local tax controversies, multistate tax planning, and the state and local tax aspects of reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions. Her tax controversy work extends to the administrative, trial, and appellate levels. Ms. Wilson’s tax planning and advisory work includes multistate nexus reviews, unitary business studies, transaction tax analyses for communications and technology companies, tax minimization analyses, and general transactional advice.

“Margaret has earned a reputation as one of the leading SALT experts in the communications sector and more broadly on state transfer pricing issues, a key concern in the current environment,” added Kim Reeder, a state and local tax partner who worked with Ms. Wilson at another firm and joined Morgan Lewis on the West Coast in 2010.

Ms. Wilson is a member of the Advisory Board of the Paul J. Hartman State & Local Tax Forum and served on the Board of Governors of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation. She is a past chair of the Taxation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a past vice-chair of the ABA State and Local Tax Committee. She is also a Taxation Committee member for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Wilson is a co-author of the Sales Tax and Corporation Business Tax chapters of the New Jersey Tax Handbook and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives. She has also published articles in State Tax Notes, The Tax Lawyer (ABA), The State and Local Tax Lawyer (ABA), the Multistate Tax Report (BNA), and The Tax Executive (TEI), among others. Ms. Wilson frequently speaks on taxation topics for groups such as the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, the Council on State Taxation, the Tax Executives Institute, the Paul J. Hartman State & Local Tax Forum, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and various CPA organizations.

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