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As one of the firm's leader of the state and local tax practice, I specialize in providing clients with multistate tax consulting services and implementing solutions to minimize sales and use, income and franchise, and property taxes. My clients also come to me for advice on state tax controversy issues related to audit defenses for various taxes.

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My parents purchased a bar/restaurant from my grandfather before I was born. They owned it for 46 years, and it’s essentially where I grew up. That’s where my fascination with all bar games began.

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