Phillip L. Lawless
Senior Manager (non-attorney professional)
Phil has been involved with indirect taxes in the corporate environment his entire career. His experience includes multistate compliance, audit management and tax planning in the retail and insurance industries. Prior to joining the firm, Phil headed the
sales tax effort for a Fortune 100 insurance company, responsible for tax planning, audit management, exposure and refund analysis and training of accounting support groups. He also served as the subject matter expert for the project team in the implementation of Vertex O Series tax solution, where he was responsible for determining the taxability of products and a vast array of insurance and financial services, implementing tax rules and mapping.
Phil also spent several years in the retail industry with a major restaurant company. His experience there included multistate and local sales and use, property and payroll taxes, as well as GST, PST and unclaimed property. He was also involved with mergers and acquisitions as a member of the due diligence team.
Phil was an active member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation from 1985-2011, Tax Executives Institute and served on the Board of Restaurant Industry Sales Tax Audit Professionals.
The Ohio State University - BS Business Administration
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