Christopher L. DoyleChris is the firm's State & Local Tax (SALT) Practice Leader. He focuses primarily on New York State and New York City business taxes, including corporate income tax, unincorporated business tax, flow-through entity income taxation and sales and use taxes.
Chris provides counsel for tax-wise transaction structuring as well as tax controversy representation at every level, from audit representation to representation before New York's Court of Appeals. He frequently represents taxpayers before New York State and New York City tax agencies and administrative hearing institutions.
Chris’ primary goal is to have the members of the SALT practice deliver timely, creative, practical and otherwise excellent service to its clients. He also helps the practice's partners envision and adopt amendments to the practice's strategic plan, a plan that is rolled out to SALT’s internal stakeholders (both lawyers and non-lawyers) for implementation.
The Hodgson Russ SALT Practice is constantly increasing its geographic footprint as client’s require progressively less of our attorneys’ face-to-face time and revenue-starved states press progressively harder both in the enactment of constitutionally-questionable tax laws and in the over-zealous interpretation of those laws on audit.