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Julie H. Quigley

Julie H. Quigley

Counsel| Phoenix


Julie Quigley leads the state and local tax practice in the Phoenix office. She has over 15 years of experience in a wide variety of state and local tax matters including corporate income/franchise tax; indirect taxes (sales/use, employment and property); tax controversies and audits; tax compliance; tax credits and incentives; tax due diligence; and tax technical research and analysis. Julie is also a certified public accountant (CPA) with extensive experience at one of the "big four" accounting firms. She is a hands-on leader with managerial and supervisory experience in both corporate and public accounting focused on achieving outstanding results for clients in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment.

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State and Local Tax
  • Served a wide variety of client industries including manufacturing, retail, construction, healthcare, insurance, energy, telecommunications, financial services and real estate
  • Advised companies located throughout the United States on complex tax issues involving:
    • Corporate reorganization planning (multiple tax types)
    • State income and sales/use tax compliance, audit defense, refund reviews, nexus reviews, and voluntary disclosures
    • Unity and apportionment reviews and planning (income tax)
    • Due diligence (in the context of acquisitions)
    • Business incentives and credits
  • Analyzed and obtained business incentives and credits
  • Monitored and evaluated impacts of tax law changes and tax implications of business planning
  • Conducted significant analysis of tax issues surrounding proposed merger of food companies
  • Managed and defended a 14-state unclaimed property audit
  • Identified and developed unique New Mexico gross receipts tax refund opportunity that benefited numerous businesses located throughout the United States with operations in New Mexico
  • Represented and advised a distribution company on a Louisiana income and franchise tax audit controversy in seeking a substantial reduction in tax assessment
  • Advised large quick service restaurant company regarding state tax implications of a significant legal simplification
  • Counseled multi-state businesses on state corporate income tax issues such as Public Law 86-272 nexus, "unitary" combination, allocation and apportionment, and business/non-business income
  • Advised construction contractors and homebuilders on Arizona state and local tax issues including construction manager tax issues, installation of exempt machinery and equipment, municipal "speculative builder" tax, and marketing arm-contracting arm structure for state transaction privilege tax purposes
  • Counseled clients on the multi-state taxation of flow through entities such as partnerships, S-corporations, and limited liability companies, and prepared entity formation documents
  • Engaged in strategic planning and advice to clients regarding the Arizona government property lease excise tax ("GPLET"), including litigating a property tax matter for client lessee of an agricultural improvement district
  • Arizona State University (J.D., 1994)
  • New Mexico State University (B.S., Accounting, 1990)
    • Crimson Scholar Graduate
  • Arizona Certified Public Accountant (2004)
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Tax Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • US Foods, Inc. 
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona