Craig B. Fields is co-chair of the firm's Tax Department and is also chair of the firm’s State + Local Tax Group. His practice focuses on litigation and planning relating to state and local tax matters. He has been involved in controversies regarding state and local tax issues before the administrative and judicial systems of jurisdictions throughout the United States as well as having resolved hundreds of non-public record cases around the country. Mr. Fields has also provided advice regarding the potential tax consequences of complex restructurings involving the corporation income (franchise) taxes, the sales and use taxes, and miscellaneous taxes of many jurisdictions.
Mr. Fields is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA 2012, Legal 500 US 2011 and 2012, and has been consistently ranked in Super Lawyers since 2006. He has been named to State Tax Notes' "Top 10 Tax Lawyers" list for 2011.
Mr. Fields has written extensively in the area of state and local taxation. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Tax Management's Multistate Tax Report, State Tax Notes, Research Institute of America's State and Local Taxes Weekly, the COSTState Tax Report, the Journal of State Taxation, the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, the Journal of New York Taxation, Interstate Tax Report, and the American Bar Association's The State & Local Tax Lawyer. He is a contributing author to a chapter in "Doing Business in the United States: New York," a handbook in the Practical Law Company's "PLC Cross-border" series.
Mr. Fields is also a frequent lecturer concerning state and local taxes and has spoken before such organizations as New York University's Institute on State and Local Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center's Advanced State and Local Tax Institute, Vanderbilt University Law School's Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum, the Tax Executives Institute, the Council on State Taxation, the Energy Tax Association, the Tulane Tax Institute, the Practicing Law Institute, and the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.