Irwin Slomka's practice focuses on state and local tax controversies before administrative and judicial bodies in New York and throughout the United States. He also has broad experience advising on tax planning, M&A transactions, and tax credits for the full spectrum of corporate and pass-through entities, as well as individuals.
Mr. Slomka regularly advises and handles litigation for such industries as banking, healthcare, telecommunications, retailing and manufacturing. Among the cases he has successfully litigated are Matter of Hallmark Marketing Corp. (New York combination), Matter of Nerac, Inc. (New York information services), and W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn. v. Comm'r of Revenue (Massachusetts apportionment).
Mr. Slomka is Co-Chair of the New York City Taxes Committee for the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association, and a member of the Tax Section's Executive Committee. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Slomka was Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel for the New York City Department of Finance.
Mr. Slomka speaks on a variety of issues concerning the taxes of New York State, New York City and other jurisdictions. He regularly speaks before organizations such as the New York State Bar Association Tax Section, the Tax Executives Institute, the Institute of International Bankers, the Committee on State Taxation, and the Committee on Banking Institutions. He is the New York City tax correspondent for the Tax Analysts’ publication, State Tax Notes and has authored numerous articles that have appeared in such publications as the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, the New York Law Journal, and the Real Estate Finance Journal. Mr. Slomka has been the principal author of several reports issued by the New York State Bar Association Tax Section.