PALO ALTO, July 27, 2020 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that firm partner William Gorrod was selected as an officer of the State and Local Tax Committee (SALT) of the California Lawyers Association. Out of a pool of competitive applicants, Mr. Gorrod was one of three lawyers selected to serve as officers.
The State and Local Tax Committee assists the Taxation Section and the State Bar of California in developing valuable, informative, high quality continuing legal education programs. In addition, the State and Local Tax Committee strives to become an important resource for local bar associations across California who need assistance planning, developing, and promoting continuing legal education programs and activities related to state and local tax topics. Finally, the Committee continually seeks opportunities to work with California’s taxing agencies to address important issues affecting both taxpayers and the government.
At Baker Botts, Mr. Gorrod focuses his practice on state and local tax planning, compliance, and corporate transactions on a multi-state basis. He also represents clients in state and local tax controversies throughout the United States. He represents clients in audits, administrative appeals, voluntary disclosure agreements, penalty abatements, and amnesties. Mr. Gorrod’s clients include large corporations and flow-through entities across a wide range of industries, including technology, financial services, retail, energy, media, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing.
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