With a focus on state and local tax issues involving corporations, partnerships, and individuals, Cosimo A. Zavaglia advises clients on a range of multistate tax issues, including controversy, planning, and compliance. Cosimo handles matters related to state and local income and franchise taxes, gross receipts taxes, entity-level taxes, sales and use taxes, telecommunications taxes, and real estate transfer taxes. He also develops state tax planning strategies for corporate restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions.
Cosimo represents clients at the audit and administrative levels in state and local tax jurisdictions. He also advises clients seeking advisory rulings, voluntary disclosure agreements, penalty abatements, and tax amnesties.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Cosimo was a manager in the state and local tax practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he consulted and advised clients on a range of tax matters. Cosimo's clients included Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, telecommunications, energy, and insurance industries.
Cosimo is a member of the pro bono committee for the New York office.
Cornell University, 2005, B.S.
Syracuse University College of Law, 2008, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Tax, Law360 (2017)