Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Expands Tax, Estate Planning and Probate Practice Group with the Addition of Otto S. Shill, III

7.13.16

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) - Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Otto S. Shill, III has joined the firm as a Member in the  Tax, Estate Planning, and Probate practice in Phoenix, Arizona

For more than 30 years, Mr. Shill has helped businesses and business owners comply with government regulations, navigate government investigations, and build wealth through business transactions and long-term planning. He has significant experience in federal and state tax compliance and tax controversies; compensation, benefits, and employment regulation; and government contracting compliance and disputes. 

“Otto possesses significant legal experience in the area of tax that will be advantageous, not only to his existing clients, but to other firm clients as well,” states Richard C. Smith, chair of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon’s Tax department. “We welcome Otto and the knowledge he brings to help expand the depth and breadth of the firm’s legal services.”

Mr. Shill advises clients on how to avoid and resolve issues. He regularly represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other federal and state government agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U. S. Department of Labor (DOL), Arizona Attorney General’s office and numerous Arizona regulatory boards. Mr. Shill also drafts and lobbies for the passage of legislation to remedy client issues. The Arizona Board of Legal Specialization designates Mr. Shill as a Certified Tax Specialist.

“I am excited to be joining Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, one of Phoenix’s oldest and most respected law firms,” said Mr. Shill. “Both at work and through public service, I help businesses and their owners thrive in challenging regulatory environments. Combining my resources with those of such a fine law firm will magnify and expand our ability to contribute to their success.”

Mr. Shill is actively involved in numerous community and business organizations. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation, Section of Labor and Employment, and Section of Public Contract Law. Mr. Shill is also a member of the State Bar of Arizona's Labor and Employment and Tax Law Sections. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for East Valley Adult Resources Foundation, as President-Elect of the Mesa Rotary Club, and as a member of the Arizona Business Aviation Association. Mr. Shill previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and United Food Bank.

Mr. Shill earned his LL.M.in Taxation from Boston University in 1987, a J.D. from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1985, and a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University in 1982.


About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., has been providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include agribusiness; automobile dealership law, bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; employee benefits and pensions; energy; family law and domestic relations; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; legal ethics; litigation; professional liability defense; real estate; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit www.jsslaw.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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