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Smith Anderson Sponsors COST Southeast Regional Tax Seminar

March 16, 2010

Raleigh, NC (March 16, 2010) – Smith Anderson co-sponsored the Council on State Taxation (COST) Southeast Regional Tax Seminar on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at The Umstead Hotel in Cary. This was the first meeting COST has hosted in the Triangle. With an audience comprised of tax professionals representing companies from across the Southeast Region, the seminar was very well received.

Smith Anderson tax partner, William Nelson, presented a seminar on recent North Carolina tax litigation involving combined reporting, sales tax and property tax issues. Nelson’s principal practice areas are federal and state tax planning and controversy resolution for corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He is a past Chair of the Tax Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, a former adjunct Professor of Law at The University of North Carolina School of Law and a member of the UNC Tax Institute Board of Advisors.

About COST

Based in Washington, D.C., COST is the premier state tax organization representing taxpayers. It is a nonprofit trade association consisting of more than 600 multi-state corporations engaged in interstate and international business. The objective of COST is to preserve and promote equitable and nondiscriminatory state and local taxation of multi-jurisdictional business entities.

About Smith Anderson

Smith Anderson is the largest Triangle-based law firm and one of the largest in North Carolina. Representing diverse organizations with local, state, national and international interests, our lawyers focus on building and strengthening relationships by understanding our clients' businesses and customizing our legal solutions accordingly. Our commitment to our clients also extends to our community and profession.

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