Lance S. Jacobs is of counsel with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office. Mr. Jacobs focuses his practice on state and local tax matters, with an emphasis on state and local tax planning, controversies and audit defense.
Mr. Jacobs has advised a variety of clients in addressing their income taxation. He has extensive experience working with financial institutions, including matters involving state and local income tax planning and credits and incentives. He has represented clients in sales and use, income, franchise and property tax controversies in multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Jacobs has worked with several banking clients who have applied for a federal new markets tax credit allocation. In addition, he has advised numerous telecommunications, manufacturing, retail and pharmaceutical companies on issues involving state and local income and franchise taxes, sales tax and property tax. Mr. Jacobs has advised clients in a number of industries about sales and use taxes, employment taxes and gross receipts taxes. He has recently advised several companies on state and local sales tax credits available for major capital expenditures.
Mr. Jacobs is a former chair of the State and Local Tax Committee of the Tax Section of the D.C. Bar Association.
Before joining Pepper, Mr. Jacobs worked for eight years as a senior tax manager at two “Big 4” accounting firms. He also practiced law as an associate with Weinberg and Jacobs LLP in Rockville, MD, where he focused on federal, state and local tax issues, with an emphasis on taxation issues facing nonprofit corporations.