With more than 20 years of experience on a wide range of U.S. and cross-border transactions, Madeleine Tan advises U.S. and foreign equity investors, lenders and sponsors on the development, financing, sale and acquisition of power generation projects, including alternative and renewable energy projects such as wind and solar projects. She also has significant experience representing major energy and infrastructure clients in making equity investments in portfolios of power generation assets.
With a career that spans both government and private practice, Carol Tello helps multinational companies and individuals navigate the complex and rigorous realm of international taxation. Her practice includes a broad range of cross-border tax planning and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) controversy matters, including compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Rocco Testani is co-leader of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Business and Commercial Litigation team, and the Government and Civil Rights team, and he leads the Education sector team. He has represented state and local government officials across the nation in school finance matters, including education funding and adequacy litigation. Rocco also represents clients in litigation ranging from complex business disputes to civil rights and constitutional law cases.
With nearly 35 years of experience—both in private practice and as corporate counsel for a leading oil trader—Jim Textor is a nationally-recognized admiralty and maritime litigator in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.
Mark Thibodeaux is Deputy Leader of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Cybersecurity and Privacy team and is a commercial litigator. He has advised companies for more than 25 years on privacy and data security matters. Mark assists clients with incident response and subsequent investigations and litigation, including advising an international drilling contractor’s internal investigation into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He also counsels clients on electronic discovery in complex litigation matters, having served as liaison for companies facing major fraud investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice, SEC, FERC, CFTC, states’ attorneys general, and the U.S. Senate.
Kevin Thomas represents institutional and entrepreneurial clients in virtually all types of commercial real estate projects, including, retail, multi-family, office and mixed-use projects. Kevin has substantial experience related to timberland and agribusiness investing, as well as retail development and leasing.
Kristina Kopf Thomas is a commercial real estate and fund formation attorney with more than 13 years of experience working with real estate industry clients on a broad spectrum of transactions. Kristina has a strong background in the structuring and formation of private equity real estate investment funds and joint ventures for the acquisition, operation and development of real estate assets. She also has extensive experience advising real estate clients in acquiring, financing, developing and selling all types of real estate assets.
Jim Thompson’s dynamic legal practice spans four decades and focuses on environmental and energy law matters, including seven years as counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and three years as senior counsel reporting directly to the agency’s general counsel on all environmental and energy issues arising in the western half of the United States.
Steuart Thomsen, with more than three decades of litigation experience, concentrates his practice in complex business litigation, including class action defense. Steuart’s clients include insurance companies (both life and property casualty) and others in the financial services industry. He has appeared in numerous state and federal courts and before regulatory agencies, including the International Trade Commission.
Working with national and international Fortune 100 companies and other large corporations, Maria Todorova helps her clients navigate through complex tax disputes; optimize their state tax burdens through business restructurings; negotiate favorable settlements with state and local tax jurisdictions; and advocate beneficial state tax policy positions. She advises clients on the full spectrum of issues, including franchise and income tax, telecommunications tax, sales and use tax, property tax, combined reporting, state income tax allocation and apportionment, sourcing and taxability, and federal and state constitutional issues. Maria frequently prepares client responses to audits and investigations, and handles all aspects of state and local tax litigation, including defending clients in administrative proceedings and judicial appeals.
Samantha Trencs advises clients in a full range of state and local tax matters, including tax planning, policy and controversy. She regularly counsels on income, franchise, sales and use, and property tax issues. Samantha also advises on multistate audit and litigation matters.
Eric Tresh represents national and international companies in their state and local tax matters, including planning and policy, controversies and litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. He has represented many of the country’s largest companies in state and local tax controversies in administrative and judicial forums throughout the United States and resolved hundreds of non-public record cases.
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