When people and businesses are facing an overwhelming legal issue, trying to navigate the often-murky waters of the law – any law – is a daunting proposition. To get peace of mind, and get clear, direct answers from an experienced legal professional, people seek Julia Martin’s counsel for sound guidance, knowledgeable counsel, and the reassurance that someone is “in their corner.”
Julia advises clients on a broad range of tax and business matters, from planning and compliance, through the audit process, to controversy and litigation. Julia’s practice focuses on corporate income, franchise, gross receipts, sales and use, and personal income taxes. Julia has significant experience advising individuals and businesses on New York State tax matters, having worked extensively on audits with the New York State Division of Taxation and Finance, as well as cases before the New York State Division of Tax Appeals, the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal and the New York State Supreme Courts.
In particular, Julia focuses her practice on economic development tax credits such as New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP). Julia works with clients to understand the impact of the tax credits, analyzes project financial information and remedial alternatives to help clients seek the full allowable amount of available credits under applicable law, guides clients and their accountants through the process to claim the credits, and successfully navigates audits on those claims.
Julia’s experience also includes working with clients regarding retirement plans to ensure that they obtain or retain preferential tax treatment under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code. She has also worked with employer-sponsoered health and welfare plans on a number of issues, including those that arise from the Affordable Care Act, and has lectured on the effect of the ACA on employers.
Julia is a member of the New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section and the NYSBA Brownfields Task Force and Social Media Task Force. Julia is also a member of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association and previously served as President and Treasurer of that group. Julia serves on the Board of Trustees of Syracuse Stage and has worked on the Steering Committee for Syracuse Stage’s recently completed strategic plan. She also volunteers with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County and as a coordinator for the Syracuse High School Theatre Awards.
You are not only a very knowledgeable and efficient lawyer, but also kind and compassionate when dealing with life changing situations for your clients. I would not have made it through the last couple of years without you and Paul.
Michele C. Coughlin
I speak for both David and myself when I say you were extremely helpful with all of our questions, explaining the complicated “legalese” in a way in which we understood well. You were accommodating to our schedule, meeting us at B&N as well as later business hours. You were prompt in your responses via email and mail, and very thorough and knowledgeable in your work. You and your staff also made us feel comfortable at your office as well.
Estate Planning Clients