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Elizabeth Pascal

Senior Associate
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  • New York

B.A., cum laude, Columbia University 

M.A., University of Michigan 

Ph.D., University of Michigan 

J.D., magna cum laude, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Liz concentrates her practice in tax law with a focus on New York State, New York City, and multistate tax issues. She assists individual and business clients with New York State and New York City audits, including residency, sales tax, unincorporated business tax, commercial rent tax, and corporate tax audits. Liz has also helped many clients successfully navigate New York State’s voluntary disclosure process.  She works with each client to determine the optimal strategy to resolve tax issues, whether negotiation through the audit process, litigation, or tax planning.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Liz served as an intern for U.S. District Judge William Skretny in the Western District of New York. Before entering law school, she was a professor of comparative politics and has taught at Connecticut College, Wesleyan University, and University at Buffalo.  


  • Professor Louis DelCotto Award for taxation, SUNY Buffalo Law School
  • Former articles editor, Buffalo Law Review



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Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association

Community & Pro Bono

  • Secretary, Just Buffalo Literary Center board of directors