Faculty Profile: Scott Smith

Scott SmithBDO USA, LLP414 Union Street, Suite 1800 Nashville, TN 37219 Work Phone: (615) 493-5629Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (1)
  • Tax Law Forum 2019

I am BDO's National Technical Practice Leader - State & Local Tax. In this role I help set BDO's policies and positions on technical SALT issues, as well as thought leadership, brand visibility, training and risk management. My SALT practice is the result of over 25 years of experience and is national in scope and focused on multistate tax consulting, representing clients in multistate SALT controversies, and advising clients with respect to their multistate tax planning. The main concentration of my SALT practice is on corporate income and franchise taxes, but I've also advised and represented clients with respect to their sales and transactions tax needs as well. A significant amount of my representation focuses on helping clients on the state tax consequences of mergers and acquisitions, intra-group reorganizations, special purpose entities, and business planning.
Specialties: Tax planning, administrative controversies and rulings, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, tax settlement negotiation, voluntary disclosure agreements, state tax return filing options, unitary business, business and nonbusiness income, income apportionment, and nexus.