Tax Attorney

Pittsford, NY 14534, USA Req #158
Friday, August 14, 2020

Senior Counsel or Partner – Tax                                                                    


Location: Any Harris Beach office in NYS: Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Uniondale, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, and White Plains


Description:   Harris Beach seeks an attorney to serve as tax counsel on all matters relating to tax-exempt or tax-advantaged bonds, including governmental bonds, qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, financings for qualified residential rental property projects, other types of exempt facility bonds and qualified small issue (manufacturing) bonds; provide tax support on state and local tax matters related to public finance and economic development matters to enhance established and successful practice groups. Transferrable book of business preferred.



  • Research federal and state tax issues tax issues and prepare legal memoranda

  • Conduct tax due diligence associated with tax-exempt bond financings, including reviewing tax questionnaires and related documents and submissions

  • Prepare arbitrage and tax certificates, IRS Forms 8038 and related documents for tax-exempt bond financings

  • Prepare applications for 501(c)(3) determination letters, private letter ruling requests and state sales tax exemptions

  • Work on the representation of issuers/conduit borrowers in connection with IRS examinations of tax-advantaged bond issues and submission of VCAP applications

  • 501(c)(3) determination letters, private letter ruling requests and state sales tax exemptions


  • Requires 7+ years of legal experience working as tax counsel in connection with tax-exempt bond financings

  • Knowledge and experience with multiple revenue bond structures a plus (e.g., letter of credit secured; FHA- insured; multi-modal structures)

  • Prefer LLM in tax

  • Must be admitted in New York (or ability to waive in)

  • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic team-oriented environment

  • Must possess a high level of flexibility and adaptability to provide support to numerous competing priorities as needed

  • Must have excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills

  • Must be organized with excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to work with diverse personalities within various levels of the organization

  • Military experience a plus 

  • Harris Beach is committed to an inclusive environment and we welcome applications from diverse candidates. Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Pittsford, NY 14534, USA