Catherine (Cate) A. Battin represents clients in state and local tax controversies at the audit, administrative and judicial levels in numerous jurisdictions. She provides national state tax strategies for clients on a full range of state tax issues, including income tax apportionment, nexus, combination and sales tax characterization of products and services. She has defended numerous internet sellers in cases brought under the Illinois False Claims Act alleging fraudulent failures to collect and remit use tax.
Cate regularly speaks on state and local tax matters before groups that have included the Tax Executives Institute, the Chicago Tax Club and the Chicago Bar Association. Prior to joining McDermott, she worked at a major international accounting and consulting firm, where she focused exclusively on state and local taxes.