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Jeffrey White
Jeffrey L. White
Special Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5227 jwhite@cov.com Download V-card

Jeffrey White is a member of the firm’s tax practice group.  His practice involves federal and state tax planning as well as audit and controversy work.  Mr. White focuses primarily on advising sports leagues and teams on their state and local tax obligations and representing them in disputes with state revenue authorities.  He also has significant experience advising other clients on various tax matters, including tax and affiliate nexus, income and sales and use taxation, Circular 230 requirements, preparer tax identification number registration, withholding tax on foreign entities, combined reporting, and foreign bank account reporting.

  • Represented various teams in a professional sports league in connection with state income tax audits.
  • Assisted a professional sports league with an Illinois state sales tax qui tam action.
  • Advised a professional sports league on the tax treatment of signing bonuses and other remuneration.
  • Advised a pharmaceutical company with successor and transfer tax liability issues related to an asset purchase.
  • Assisted a political national committee on sales and use tax obligations for direct mailings.
  • Advised a beverage company on sales and use taxation of retail transactions of dietary supplements.
  • Represented a finance company regarding tax indemnification provisions of a stock purchase agreement.

Pro Bono

  • Advised peaceful protestors on taxation of settlement proceeds from DC Police incident.
  • Provided counsel to private foundation responsible for providing holiday toys to needy children.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Community Tax Aid, Inc. and DC EITC Campaign, Site Manager 
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Alumni Council (2004-2007)
  • Legal 500 US, Sports (2014)