NEW YORK (January 5, 2009) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP is pleased to announce that Margaret C. Wilson has rejoined the Firm as a partner in the New York office. Ms. Wilson concentrates her practice on state and local tax matters.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce that Margaret has returned to McDermott,” commented Arthur Rosen, partner and chair of the Firm’s nationwide State and Local Tax Practice Group. “Margaret has a very impressive background in state and local tax matters. She will make a powerful addition to our tax practice both in New York and across the Firm.”
“I am excited to be joining McDermott and the Tax Department once again. The Firm’s robust, internationally ranked tax practice has always been a strong attraction for me,” said Ms. Wilson.
Ms. Wilson was a partner at McDermott from 2003 to 2006. She rejoins McDermott from Verizon Communications where she served as associate general counsel, heading up the state and local tax counsel function. Both at Verizon and in her prior practice at McDermott, Ms. Wilson assisted in managing audits, directed controversy and litigation strategies and defenses, advised on tax planning, and assisted with FIN 48 analyses. Additionally, Ms. Wilson analyzed the state and local tax aspects of reorganizations as well as mergers and acquisitions.
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 published articles in that publication, as well as 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 New Jersey State Bar Association and various CPA organizations.
Ms. Wilson is on the Board of Governors of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation. She also served as a vice-chair of the ABA State and Local Tax Committee, the chair of the Taxation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and a member of the taxation committee for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Wilson earned her LL.M. from New York University School of Law, her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, and her B.A., with honors, in biology from the University of Michigan. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.
McDermott Will & Emery has one of the largest and most diversified state and local tax practices in the United States. The unique strength of our State and Local Tax Group is a product of the depth and breadth of our technical abilities combined with the experience and ardor of our advocacy and negotiation skills. We serve the needs of our clients regardless of the jurisdiction, issue, or procedural stage involved. With offices located across the United States, our State and Local Tax Group is uniquely positioned to advise and represent multi-state businesses on virtually any state and local tax matter, including structural and transactional planning, administrative and judicial resolution of controversies, and legislative initiatives and lobbying.