Jon Block, a partner and chair of the firm's Tax Practice Group, represents and advises clients with Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts tax problems. Jon litigates tax cases at the administrative level and through all levels of the court system, advises clients on transactional and multistate tax issues, obtains advance rulings for clients, and does a substantial amount of legislative and government relations work in the tax area.
Jon's substantive expertise in state and local tax encompasses corporate and individual income tax, business profits tax, sales and use tax, property tax, excise tax, transfer tax, and other state and local taxes. Jon also advises expanding and relocating companies on taking maximum advantage of available tax and economic development incentives. Jon's client base includes large, medium and small businesses as well as individuals.
Jon has been integrally involved with the design, drafting and enactment of many of Maine's tax exemptions and economic development programs. Jon also works hard to keep many of these programs on the books. Jon is also the state's leading expert on domicile and residency issues involving individual taxpayers.