Steven Wlodychak is a principal with Ernst & Young LLP's Indirect (State and Local) Tax Practice. Based in Washington, D.C., he is also the state and local tax leader of the firm's Center for Tax Policy, coordinating Ernst & Young LLP's point of view on emerging state and local tax legislative, judicial, and administrative issues.
He also leads the firm's state and local transactions practice. He serves both private equity and strategic investors in a variety of industries to address state and local transactional tax issues involving business combinations, reorganizations, restructurings and divestitures, including the taxation of such transactions under state and local corporate income/franchise, net worth, gross receipts, sales and use, real property transfer, employment and real and personal property taxes, as well as matters involving unclaimed property. He has addressed state and local tax considerations in all 50 states and on well over 700 different transactions.
Prior to moving to Washington, Mr. Wlodychak served in Ernst & Young LLP's Los Angeles, California, and New York offices, was state tax counsel for a multinational insurance company, and was an associate attorney for a large regional law firm. He also served in various positions in New Jersey government, including in the Office of the Governor.
A frequent speaker, Mr. Wlodychak has presented on various state and local tax issues at Ernst & Young LLP's Annual CFO Roundtable for the Real Estate Industry, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Bloomberg BNA, the Practising Law Institute, and Stafford Publications. He is a visiting lecturer at the LL.M. in taxation programs at Georgetown University's School of Law and Loyola Marymount University's School of Law in Los Angeles, as well as at Arizona State University's Masters in Taxation program.
Mr. Wlodychak received a B.S.F.S. degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, a J.D. from Seton Hall University's School of Law and an LL.M. (Taxation) from New York University. He is a member of the ABA, the New York Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, and the New Jersey Bar.