Martha Groves Pugh - McDermott Will & Emery


Martha (Marty) Groves Pugh advises clients on federal income tax issues with a particular emphasis on the nuclear and energy industries. Marty has helped clients seek and receive many private letter rulings and has extensive experience in drafting legislative language for tax proposals and interacting with the US Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service on important industry issues. Her practice also includes tax planning for proposed transactions and advising clients on audits, appeals and litigation issues.

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  • Advised several electric utilities on tax implications of special transfers and contributions to qualified nuclear decommissioning trust funds to obtain private letter rulings confirming tax consequences allowing for significant tax deductions

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  • The Legal 500 2015, Energy Regulatory
  • The Legal 500, Tax Controversy


  • American Bar Association, Public Utility Communications and Transportation Law Section, Taxation and Accounting Committee, co-chair


Golden Gate University School of Law, JD, 1993
West Virginia University, MS, 1987
West Virginia University, BS, 1986

District of Columbia