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Government Experience

  • U.S. Tax Court—Attorney Adviser, Honorable Juan F. Vasquez (2009-2011)

Education

  • Rutgers University, B.S. (2003) high honors
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. (2006) cum laude
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. (2009)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Jeremy Abrams, Counsel Washington, D.C.
jabrams@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2926
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Jeremy Abrams is a counsel in the Tax Group, resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He represents businesses – from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – in complex tax and regulatory matters nationwide.

State and Local Tax

Jeremy focuses his practice on state tax planning and litigation. He has successfully resolved administrative appeals and negotiated favorable settlements in many jurisdictions. When necessary, Jeremy defends companies against tax assessments and prosecutes refund claims before administrative agencies and in state courts around the country. In addition, Jeremy advises clients on business aviation matters, contract negotiations, financial statement reporting, compliance and voluntary disclosures, legislative affairs, and M&A due diligence, as well as federal and international tax matters.

Jeremy is the author of the Virginia and District of Columbia development outlines for the Council on State Taxation, a frequent speaker on state tax issues at events hosted by Tax Executives Institute and other organizations, and an associate member of the nation's only tax law Inn of Court.

Escheat/Unclaimed Property

Jeremy counsels companies in abandoned and unclaimed property (AUP) matters in all states. His practice includes defending companies against multistate audits often performed by third-party contract auditors, negotiating voluntary disclosure agreements, appealing unreasonable assessments, and implementing compliance best practices and procedures. Jeremy is a member of the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization.

Public Service

Jeremy has an active pro bono practice. He currently represents a religious organization in D.C. Superior Court in a battle against the government’s attempt to revoke its property tax exemption. He has also successfully represented several individuals in custody and adoption matters in family court in the District of Columbia. Jeremy has been named to the D.C. bar’s pro bono “Honor Roll” for four years in a row.

Education and Career

Jeremy earned his B.S., with high honors, from Rutgers University, his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, and his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law. In college, he played outside center on the Rutgers rugby team and in law school, he was a member of Seton Hall’s nationally ranked Interscholastic Moot Court Board. Before joining Crowell & Moring in 2012, Jeremy worked in the SALT practice of a Big Four accounting firm, clerked for a judge of the United States Tax Court, and practiced in another law firm's nationally recognized state tax group.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York

Court Admissions:

  •  U.S. Supreme Court
  •  U.S. Tax Court


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Speeches & Presentations

  • "Sharing May be Caring, But Is It Also Taxable? State Taxation of the Sharing Economy," 23rd Annual Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum, Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN (October 25, 2016). Speaker: Jeremy Abrams.
  • "Heads You Lose / Tails You Still Lose – Class Action and Qui Tam Cases," Council on State Taxation's (COST) 47th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (October 20, 2016). Speaker: Jeremy Abrams.
  • "Unclaimed Property Overview and Delaware Voluntary Disclosure Program," Crowell & Moring’s Managing Tax Audits and Appeals Seminar 2016, Washington, D.C. (September 29, 2016). Presenter: Jeremy Abrams.
  • "California Litigation Update," Crowell & Moring’s Managing Tax Audits and Appeals Seminar 2016, Marina del Rey, CA (September 22, 2016). Presenter: Jeremy Abrams.
  • "MTC Compact Litigation Update, 2016 Transfer Pricing Audits, and the Unclaimed Property Nightmare," Tax Executives Institute, Cincinnati-Columbus Chapter, Cincinnati, OH (February 22, 2016) and Columbus, OH (February 23, 2016) Presenter: Jeremy Abrams.
  • "California Audit Update," Crowell & Moring's Managing Tax Audits and Appeals Seminar 2015, San Francisco, CA (October 8, 2015). Presenters: Donald M. Griswold and Jeremy Abrams.
  • "A Primer on Multistate Tax Audits," Crowell & Moring's Managing Tax Audits and Appeals Seminar 2015, Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2015). Moderator: Jeremy Abrams; Panelist: Donald M. Griswold.
  • "Supreme Court Docket Review, Retroactive Taxation, and SALT Litigation Update," TEI's 14th Annual Tax Education Day, Bethesda, MD (November 20, 2014). Speakers: Walter Nagel, Donald M. Griswold, and Jeremy Abrams.
  • "Fresh & Clean: Maximizing Benefits from Pollution Control Property," Crowell & Moring's 2014 National SALT Summit, Washington, D.C. (November 6, 2014). Speaker: Jeremy Abrams.
  • "Don't Crash & Burn: Dealing with Aircraft Transactions," Crowell & Moring's 2014 National SALT Summit, Washington, D.C. (November 6, 2014). Speakers: Jeremy Abrams and Eileen M. Gleimer.
  • "State Tax Cases, Issues and Policy Matters to Watch," and "Special Topics in State Tax," COST Mid-Atlantic Regional State Tax Seminar (June 17, 2014). Presenters: Donald M. Griswold, Walter Nagel, and Jeremy Abrams.
  • "State Tax Current Developments & Opportunities: Nationwide Litigation Update," Tax Executives Institute, Baltimore/Washington Chapter, Tax Education Day (December 4, 2013). Speaker: Jeremy Abrams.
  • "Virginia Tax Current Developments," Greater Washington Society of CPAs, Tri-State Tax Update, Washington, D.C. (October 30, 2013). Presenter: Jeremy Abrams.
  • "Current Hot Topics in Multistate Taxation," Tax Executives Institute, Virginia Chapter, Richmond, VA (May 22, 2013). Presenters: Donald M. Griswold and Jeremy Abrams.
  • "State Taxation of Banks - Reflections on Trends," Bank Tax Management Forum, Arlington, VA (May 3, 2013). Speakers: Donald M. Griswold, Walter Nagel, and Jeremy Abrams.
  • "Corporate Apportionment and Sourcing Rights in Multistate Tax Compact States: Key Implications Triggered by California's Gillette Case," Webinar (January 23, 2013). Speakers: Donald M. Griswold and Jeremy Abrams.
  • "State Tax Current Developments & Opportunities," Tax Education Day, Tax Executives Institute, Baltimore / Washington Chapter (December 12, 2012). Speakers: Donald M. Griswold, Walter Nagel, Jennifer A. Ray, and Jeremy Abrams.
  • "State Tax National Update," Tax Executives Institute – Virginia Chapter, Newport News, Virginia (April 18, 2012). Presenters: Walter Nagel and Jeremy Abrams
  • "A Taxpayer Roundtable," Falls Church, VA (December 8, 2011). Speakers: Walter Nagel, Don Griswold, Jeremy Abrams, and Steve Cordi, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, D.C. Office of Tax & Revenue.
  • "State Tax: Current Developments & Opportunities," Tax Education Day, Tax Executives Institute, Baltimore / Washington Chapter (December 8, 2011). Speakers: Walter Nagel, Donald M. Griswold, and Jeremy Abrams.
  • "Combined Reporting In the District of Columbia: What Taxpayers Need to Know," Teleseminar (October 27, 2011). Speakers: Walter Nagel, Donald M. Griswold, and Jeremy Abrams.


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