Orrick Latest Firm To Sue Over SF Tax On Partner Profits

Law360, New York (September 10, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT) -- Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP on Friday joined a growing list of law firms that have brought lawsuits arguing a voter-approved tax imposed by the city and county of San Francisco on partnership profit distributions is unconstitutional.

A complaint filed by Orrick challenges Proposition Q, which allowed for San Francisco's payroll expense tax to be expanded to apply to profit distributions made to owners of pass-through entities, such as law partnerships. The San Francisco-based law firm claims it is entitled to a refund of $610,127 in...
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