Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) March 24, 2014
Holland & Hart LLP is pleased to announce the law firm Crapo Smith PLLC, a highly regarded state and local tax law firm located in Utah, will join Holland & Hart’s Salt Lake City office. David J. Crapo, John T. Deeds and Pamela B. Hunsaker will bring their state and local tax practice to Holland & Hart, creating the largest state and local tax legal team in the state.
The addition of Crapo, Deeds and Hunsaker to the Holland & Hart state and local tax law practice brings the total number of attorneys in the group firm-wide to 17, adding significant scope and depth of skills to meet clients’ growing tax needs. The addition of the three Crapo attorneys increases the size of Holland & Hart’s Salt Lake City office to a total of 92 attorneys, including a team of six state and local tax law practitioners.
“The arrival of David, John and Pamela strengthens Holland & Hart’s state and local tax law team, allowing the attorneys from both firms to more effectively and completely serve clients in Utah,” said Eric Maxfield, managing partner of Holland & Hart’s Salt Lake City office. “Both firms have outstanding tax attorneys with common traditions of excellence in client service.”
Crapo practices primarily in the area of state and local taxation and has extensive litigation experience. He has served as Chair of the Utah Tax Review Commission, which reviews Utah's tax laws and makes policy and legislation recommendations to the State Legislature and the Governor. Crapo earned his J.D. magna cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and his B.S. cum laude in Accounting from Brigham Young University.
Hunsaker’s practice focuses on state and local tax issues and she has represented clients before Utah’s local taxing jurisdictions, the Utah State Tax Commission and Utah’s appellate courts. She earned her J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University and her B.A. in Public Relations from Brigham Young University.
Deeds’ primary practice is in the area of state and local taxation. While in law school, he worked in the Tax and Revenue Division at the Utah Attorney General’s Office. He received an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, graduating “With Distinction” and on the Dean’s List, he received his J.D. from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney School of Law graduating with High Honors, and he received his B.S. cum laude from the University of Utah.
About Crapo Smith
Crapo Smith represents regional and national corporations in a broad spectrum of non-litigated and litigated state and local tax matters from the initial administrative proceeding to the appellate litigation before the state Supreme Court. Crapo attorneys have deep experience and legal skills in property tax, sales tax, corporate franchise tax, as well as many other state and local tax matters that benefit their broad range of clients.