Shirley Sicilian Joins KPMG's Washington National Tax Group As National Director Of State And Local Tax Controversy

Most Recently Served as General Counsel to the Multistate Tax Commission

Dec 03, 2013, 13:14 ET from KPMG LLP

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shirley Sicilian has joined KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, in the position of national director of state and local tax controversy in the firm's Washington National Tax (WNT) practice. Sicilian will help oversee the delivery of indirect tax and the income/franchise tax controversy services to the firm's clients on a nationwide basis.

"We're extremely pleased to have Shirley join our WNT team at a time when many of our clients are experiencing increasing tax controversies at the state and local level," said Brian Stromen, Partner-in-Charge of KPMG's State and Local Tax practice. "We know that our clients will benefit from her extensive experience, technical knowledge and integrity."

Prior to joining KPMG, Sicilian served as general counsel at the Multistate Tax Commission for the past seven years. In this role, she headed the legal division responsible for providing advice and assistance to the interstate governmental agency, whose membership includes 47 states and the District of Columbia. She was the author of a number of amicus curiae briefs in state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and managed staffing for Commission committees, including those responsible for the development of model business tax laws.

Before joining the commission in 2003, Shirley spent eight years at the Kansas Department of Revenue. During that time, she served as director of Policy and Research before being promoted to general counsel with responsibility for providing legal counsel to the Secretary of Revenue and representing the Department before the Kansas legislature.

Sicilian, who will be based in Washington, D.C., holds a Juris Doctorate and both a Master's degree and a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Kansas.

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