Mark F. Sommer Esq.

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Mark Sommer is a Partner of the Firm and tax attorney resident in the Louisville office of the law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC, where he leads the Firm’s Tax Teams.  Now in his 27th year of private practice on a national scale, Mark's comprehensive practice focuses on controversy, litigation and planning relating to tax matters, primarily state and local tax matters and incentives. He has been involved as counsel in well over a thousand controversies and disputes regarding countless tax issues before the administrative and judicial systems of numerous jurisdictions, and assisted in hundreds of transactions and planning situations providing strategic advice. 

Mark is a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel, one of only four from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and also is a recognized “Super Lawyer” in Kentucky. Mark has also been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for twenty years in Tax Law and in Litigation & Controversy – Tax and was recognized by State Tax Notes as one of its “Persons of the Year” in 2013. He serves on several American Bar Association, Section of Taxation committees and projects, currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Committee on State and Local Tax. He also serves on several advisory boards, including those for the Paul J. Hartman Memorial State and Local Tax Forum at Vanderbilt University, the Deloitte Center for Multistate Taxation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Bloomberg BNA Multistate Tax Advisory Council. 

Mr. Sommer has written extensively in the area of state and local taxation. His articles have appeared in numerous publications. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on state and local tax matters at conferences, forums and groups such as IPT, Hartman SALT Forum, Deloitte & Touche Multi-State Tax Institute, Kentucky Society of CPAs, COST, Tax Executives Institute, Georgetown’s Advanced State and Local Tax Conference, Ohio Tax Conference, Kentucky Bar Association (past Tax Section Chair), Louisville Bar Association (past Tax Section Chair), and the American Bar Association. 

Mr. Sommer previously served as Chair of the SEATA Industry Council and also as a Director and Vice-Chairman of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. Mr. Sommer obtained his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and his B.S.B.A. from Xavier University.

Education:

J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law (1988)
B.S., B.A., Finance, Xavier University, Williams College of Business (1985)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:

Kentucky Corporate Income Tax Portfolio (co-author)