Tony is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office.  He serves as chair of the firm's tax and probate group.  He has over 35 years of tax experience and advises clients regarding all aspects of state and local taxation, including compliance issues, planning opportunities, audit preparation and defense, negotiated settlements and litigation.  Within the field of state and local tax, Tony focuses on sales and use taxes, motor fuel excise tax, real property tax, public utility excise and personal property taxes, commercial activity tax and taxes that apply to the oil and gas industry.  He also regularly assists clients in their legislative efforts.

Career highlights include:

  • Past Chairman of the Ohio State Bar Association Taxation Committee
  • Past Chairman of the Columbus Bar Association State Tax Committee
  • Member on Study of Ohio Motor Fuel Tax Funding of Highways, Appointed by Speaker of the House
  • Past Member of the Board for Ohio Public Expenditure Council
  • Lead counsel on numerous cases at the Ohio Supreme Court and Ohio Board of Tax Appeals

Tony is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Tony has presented a wide variety of state and local tax topics to the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Petroleum Institute, the Ohio Manufacturers Association, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, COST, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

Tony received his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Tax Law, 2022-2023

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Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1987, Moot Court Board

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1984

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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