Glenn Newman

Glenn Newman

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Glenn Newman focuses his practice on tax planning and controversy matters involving state and local taxes including personal income tax, corporate tax, sales tax and real property transfer taxes.

Throughout his career, Glenn has held numerous positions within the New York City and State government. Most recently, he was confirmed by the City Council to serve as President of the New York City Tax Commission. Before that, Glenn was a partner at a tax law firm. Prior to going into private practice, Glenn served as the Deputy Commissioner for Audit and Enforcement at the New York City Department of Finance where he was responsible for developing tax policy and for all aspects of the audit process.

Before moving to the Finance Department, Glenn was Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Division in the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York where he drafted legislation and regulations and litigated matters involving both New York City and State taxes in administrative proceedings and in the courts. He also handled scores of cases involving City taxes in federal courts including the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. Glenn was a member of the Commissioners’ Advisory Panels for both the New York State and City tax departments and was chair of the State and Local Tax Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

In 2003, Glenn was appointed President of the New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal, the body that reviews the City’s non-property tax determinations making him the first person to head the City agencies hearing property and non-property tax appeals.

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Capabilities

Experience

  • President, New York City Tax Commission, 2002-2015
  • President, New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal, 2003-2015
  • Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Finance, Audit and Enforcement, 1988-1994
  • Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, Tax and Bankruptcy Division, 1978-1988
    • Chief, 1986-1988
    • Deputy Chief, 1984-1986

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, National Conference of State Tax Judges, "Tax Judge of the Year," 2007
  • Member, New York State and City Tax Departments, Commissioners’ Advisory Panels
  • Chair, National Conference of State Tax Judges, 2013-2014
  • Chair, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, State and Local Tax Committee, 1999-2001
  • Member, Council on State Taxation
  • Member, Institute for Professionals in Taxation

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1978
  • B.A., SUNY Albany, 1973
Admissions
  • New York