David J. Shipley, co-chair of Stevens & Lee’s State & Local Tax Practice, was recently admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC), a professional association of tax attorneys recognized for their extraordinary professional accomplishments and for their dedication to improving the practice of tax law.

ACTC is a national organization limited to 700 peer-elected tax attorneys who undergo a rigorous screening process. Membership in the ACTC is an elite distinction reserved for tax attorneys who are at the top of their profession.

Shipley has spent nearly 30 years representing clients in complex state tax controversies. His experience ranges from handling audits and administrative appeals to litigating state tax cases in courts across the country. Shipley provides multistate tax advice to clients regarding their business operations, assists clients with navigating the state tax implications of corporate mergers and acquisitions, and advises on pending state tax legislation and regulations.

Shipley is an NJBIA member who frequently contributes to the legislative and regulatory efforts of the NJBIA and State Chamber of Commerce’s Joint Taxation & Economic Development Policy Committee. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s State and Local Tax Committee, a member of the advisory board for the New York University Institute on State and Local Taxation, a founding committee member for the Institute for Professionals in Taxation’s Income Tax Schools and has served as a member of New Jersey’s Corporation Business Tax Study Committee.

Shipley received a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Richmond.


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