Overview


Peter L. Faber focuses his practice on corporate and business tax planning and controversy work involving federal, state and local taxes. His clients include Aetna, Inc., Goldman Sachs, Loews Corporation, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Morgan Stanley, Starbucks and The New York Times Company.

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Results


  • Represented Aetna, Inc., in litigation before the New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal establishing that its health maintenance organization (HMO) subsidiary was an insurance company and, hence, exempt from New York City corporation income tax
  • Represented a consortium of investment banks and financial service firms with respect to New York State sales tax legislation relating to Dodd-Frank restructurings

Recognition


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1987 to 2019, leading tax lawyer in Tax Law and Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Chambers USA, 2007 to 2018, leading tax controversy lawyer and leading tax lawyer in New York
  • The Legal 500 United States, 2010 to 2018

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Community


  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, served as chairman
  • American College of Tax Counsel, regent
  • New York City, member of the advisory committee of the Tax Department and the Tax Appeals Tribunal

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Credentials


Education
Harvard Law School, LLB, cum laude
Swarthmore College, AB, high honors

Admissions
New York

Peter L. Faber

Insights & Events / Media

June 15, 2015

Negotiating a Closing Agreement With a Department of Revenue

March 18, 2015

Logic vs. the Statute: When Federal Conformity Makes No Sense

September 22, 2014

Defending an Equitable Apportionment Case, Redux

August 11, 2014

Beyond Gaied: Where Does the Case Take Us?

January 22, 2014

Defending an Equitable Apportionment Case

January 13, 2014

The Tax Lawyer Opinion Debate Continues

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