MoFo News Item

MoFo Wins Important New York Tax Case

18 Jul 2017

Morrison & Foerster LLP secured a significant win on behalf of the former Chief Financial Officer of Colgate-Palmolive involving New York residency for tax purposes. New York State claimed that the individual, who was based in New York City while CFO of Colgate-Palmolive, was still a resident, despite his immediate move to Paris to be with his wife, a former French domiciliary, following his retirement. On June 15, 2017, a New York State Administrative Law Judge ruled that he was no longer a New York resident saving the individual potentially millions in tax dollars. The State did not pursue an appeal. 

The MoFo team was led by New York-based partner and co-chair of the firm’s Tax Department Craig B. Fields, New York-based senior of counsel Irwin M. Slomka and New York-based attorney Kara Kraman.

Matter of Stephen C. Patrick, et al., DTA Nos. 826838 and 826839 (N.Y.S. Div. of Tax App., June 15, 2017).

Read a copy of the decision.



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