Marcy Jo Mandel - McDermott Will & Emery


Marcy Jo Mandel focuses her practice on state and local tax (SALT) controversies, in addition to advising clients of federal tax controversies, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and provides state tax strategies for clients on a full range of state tax issues.

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  • Successfully resolved multiple client matters with the Franchise Tax Board*
  • Successfully resolved change in ownership and various valuation issues with County Assessors*
  • Successfully resolved multiple client matters, including pro bono matters, with the Internal Revenue Service*

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott.


  • Chambers USA, Tax: State & Local, Band 2, 2023 and 2024
  • Legal 500 US, 2019
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Taxation Section — Dana Latham Memorial Award (2017)
  • California State Bar Taxation Section — Benjamin F. Miller Award (2013)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association — Award of Excellence by a Government Official (2009)
  • California State Bar Taxation Section — V. Judson Klein Award (2005)


University of Chicago, JD, 1981
University of Chicago, MA, 1977
Vassar College, AB, 1976

District of Columbia
New York

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