Harry Shapiro's practice focuses on taxation law, tax litigation and tax-exempt financing law. He has handled matters for multinational companies, non-U.S. corporations having U.S. businesses, pass-through entities, professional associations and wealthy individuals, as well as for numerous tax-exempt organizations such as schools, hospitals and municipalities. In addition to his federal tax focus, Harry has represented numerous multi-state and Maryland corporations in Maryland income tax, sales and use tax and property tax matters.
Harry has represented Fortune 500 companies before the Maryland Tax Court, the Maryland Circuit Courts and Maryland Appellate Courts involving Maryland income and sales and use taxes.
He has provided federal domestic and international tax advice to multinational companies, including a reverse reorganization acquisition of a Bermuda company, an inversion of a U.S. company to Bermuda, and the formation of Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Iceland companies to transact business between non-U.S. and U.S. companies. Harry has also structured conservation easement arrangements, including forming supporting organizations.
Prior to law school graduation, Harry was selected under the Attorney General's Honor Law Graduate Program and served as a trial and appellate attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.