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Associate - Tax (open to all locations)

Pittsford, NY 14534, USA Req #114
Friday, October 4, 2019
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Melville, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Locations: Rochester, NY; New York, NY; Uniondale, NY; White Plains, NY

Description: 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. 

• 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 3+ 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.

The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Pittsford, NY 14534, USA