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Elizabeth Pascal

Partner, Accountant Professional Practice Leader
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  • Connecticut
  • New York

Columbia University, B.A., cum laude

University of Michigan, M.A. 

University of Michigan, Ph.D. 

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Liz is a partner in the firm’s State & Local Tax Practice and leader of the  Accountant Professional Practice. She concentrates her practice on individual and business tax issues with a focus on the state and local tax impacts of complex transactions, whether from an individual or business tax perspective at the planning stage, or in a state tax controversy. Liz assists clients with planning and controversy matters in New York State, New York City, and Connecticut, as well as in multistate matters. She regularly advises clients on state tax allocation and apportionment for individuals and businesses; New York City taxes, including Unincorporated Business Tax, General Corporation tax, and Commercial Rent Tax; Pass-Through Entity Taxes; corporate franchise tax; and residency. She works frequently with clients on state tax controversies involving IRC § 1031 exchanges and other complex tax matters. Liz also assists businesses in managing the state tax implications of remote work, working closely with them to address current and future state tax obligations of a multistate workforce.

Liz has extensive experience with audits and appeals in New York State, New York City and Connecticut. She has also successfully guided hundreds of clients through the voluntary disclosure process.

Liz is a frequent presenter on a wide range of topics including Pass-Through Entity Taxes; Residency; Multi-State Apportionment; and the State Tax Implications of Remote Work. She is a contributor to the American Bar Association’s Sales and Use Tax Deskbook; the New York Residency and Allocation Audit Handbook; the New York Bar Association Tax Section reports; and has published articles in State Tax Notes, Bloomberg Tax, TaxStringer, and Journal of Accountancy.


  • Professor Louis DelCotto Award for taxation, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Former articles editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Co-author, Bloomberg BNA New York Corporate Income Tax Navigator


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Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association

Community & Pro Bono

  • Secretary, Just Buffalo Literary Center board of directors