Julia advises clients on a broad range of tax and business matters, from planning and compliance, through the audit process, to controversy and litigation. Julia’s practice focuses on corporate income, franchise, gross receipts, sales and use, and personal income taxes. Julia has significant experience advising individuals and businesses on New York State tax matters, having worked extensively on audits with the New York State Division of Taxation and Finance, as well as cases before the New York State Division of Tax Appeals, the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal and the New York State Supreme Courts.
In particular, Julia focuses her practice on economic development tax incentives, including tax credits available under New York’s brownfield cleanup program (BCP). Julia works with clients to understand the impact of the tax credits, analyzes project financial information and entity structure to help clients seek the full allowable amount of available credits under applicable law, guides clients and their accountants through the process to claim the credits, and successfully navigates audits on those claims.
Julia is a member of the New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section and the NYSBA Brownfields Task Force. Julia is also a member of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association and previously served as President and Treasurer of that group. Julia serves on the Board of Trustees of Syracuse Stage and has chaired various committees for the Stage Board. She also volunteers with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County and as a coordinator for the Syracuse High School Theatre Awards.