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Sutherland Welcomes New Associate DePew to the Firm's Tax Practice

September 6, 2005

ATLANTA (September 6, 2005) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is proud to welcome new associate Joseph M. DePew to the firm's renowned tax practice in the Atlanta office.

Prior to joining the firm, DePew was a Senior Manager at KPMG, where his practice focused on federal tax controversies and representing clients in Internal Revenue Service examinations, Administrative Appeals, and in high stakes litigation before the United States Tax Court.  He served as national coordinator for Notice 2001-45 examinations and was also selected to the Vice Chairman's 50, an intense program geared towards future KPMG leaders.

"We are looking forward to Joe joining our team," said Sheldon Kay, Sutherland Tax Partner and  former colleague of DePew's at KPMG.  "His background and tenacity will make a positive impact in his capacity as an associate in our distinguished tax practice."

DePew earned his J.D., with distinction, from Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1998, his LL.M. degree in taxation from University of Florida College of Law in 1999, and his B.A. degrees in public justice and psychology from SUNY Oswego in Oswego, New York in 1995.  He has published several articles in Corporate Business Taxation Monthly, a national publication addressing tax issues involved with running a corporate business.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation's largest companies.  Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to more than 425 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington, DC.

Its tax practice is one of the largest and most highly regarded in the country.  The practice has produced two former Commissioners of Internal Revenue and a former Chief Counsel of the IRS.  Many partners and associates have held positions in the IRS, the Treasury Department, the Justice Department and the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress.  Five partners have served as Chair of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association.  Another partner currently serves as President of the International Fiscal Association.  For further information about the firm or the tax practice, please visit

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