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Joseph N. Endres

Partner, Sales & Use Tax Practice Leader, Abandoned Property Audits Practice Leader, Co-Leader Brownfield Redevelopment Practice
  • New York
  • New Jersey

University at Buffalo, B.A., Magna Cum Laude 

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude

Joe counsels clients on a wide range of state and local taxation issues and represents taxpayers in disputes with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance as well as the New York City Department of Finance. As the Sales & Use Tax Practice Leader, Joe’s practice focuses sales and use tax issues, especially in the technology (software as a service, cloud computing, digital products, etc.) and construction industries. Joe is the primary author of our firm’s sales tax blog, All About Sales Tax. Together with other attorneys in the State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice, Joe is a contributing author to our firm's handbook, What To Expect In a New York Sales and Use Tax Audit. Written in a question and answer format, this handbook discusses the issues that arise in these types of audits. Joe also counsels clients regarding personal income tax planning and residency issues. He co-authored, with Mark S. Klein, the 2019 Guidebook to New York Taxes, a reference source of information on this topic and he writes a monthly column for Tax Notes State called “The Endres Assessment."

He also advises clients with respect to various federal and state tax incentive-based programs such as the federal renewable energy investment and production tax credits, New York State's Start-Up NY Program, the Excelsior Program, the former Empire Zone Program, the Brownfield Tax Credit Program and the Historical Building Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program.

As the Abandoned Property Audits Practice Leader, Joe counsels clients in this area of law and has represented large corporations in complex compliance matters such as multistate abandoned property audits and voluntary disclosures.


  • Listed, Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal’s Legal Elite of Western New York, 2018 - 2019

  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013 - 2017
  • Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta
  • Former note and comment editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • University at Buffalo School of Law Faculty Award (for work on the Buffalo Affordable Housing Clinic)




Social Media

Joe is the primary author of the All About Sales Tax blog. His posts include:

March 2, 2020

February 21, 2020

February 1, 2020

Joe also writes articles regarding sales and use tax for the firm's TiNY (Taxes In New York) blog, where his posts include: 

March 27, 2020

March 20, 2020

March 13, 2020

March 6, 2020

February 18, 2020

February 7, 2020

January 31, 2020

January 17, 2020

January 7, 2020

Joe contributes to the Hodgson Russ Noonan's Notes Blog. His blog entries include:

June 26, 2019

June 7, 2019

    April 26, 2019

    March 11, 2019

    September 27, 2016

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County