Sharon Brown ’13 LL.M. Named an Influential Woman in Tax Law

Portrait of Sharon Brown LL.M. '13Sharon Brown ’13 LL.M., a partner at Barclay Damon LLP, has been named to Law360’s 2019 “Influential Women in Tax Law” list.

She’s one of 14 tax lawyers the legal news site highlighted for providing “outstanding service to their clients and the public” and, in the process, “changing the dynamics at their workplaces.”

Brown has 20 years of legal experience. She focuses her practice on the federal tax treatment of tax-exempt bond financings and serves as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, and special-tax counsel.

As highlighted by Law360, she has provided tax counsel on major projects affecting thousands of New Yorkers, including the development of a 50-unit senior apartment complex in upstate New York and nearly $130 million in Affordable Housing Revenue Bonds issued by the New York State Housing Finance Agency. She is also an adjunct professor at Monroe College, where she teaches topics related to federal income tax.

In her Law360 profile, Brown said that she enjoys mentoring young women and people of color who wish to pursue tax law careers. “I’ve always felt that if you never see someone who looks like you in the position as tax counsel, then you may never envision yourself as tax counsel,” she told the publication.

Brown graduated from NYLS’s LL.M. in Taxation program. The program has been voted No. 1 among banking, bankruptcy, and tax LL.M. programs by readers of the New York Law Journal since 2009.

Read the Law360 profile here.

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