Paul S. Rafelson
Paul S. RafelsonPartner
Paul Rafelson is an experienced Tax lawyer and heads our Tax Law Practice. Paul has handled tax disputes, controversies, audits, appeals or litigation matters in just about every state.

Paul has also helped companies successfully fight challenges from the Internal Revenue Service. These involve some of the most complicated areas of federal tax law, such as multi-billion dollar transfer pricing disputes.

Meet Paul

Paul Rafelson is an attorney who specializes in tax law issues. Paul spent over 12 years defending some of the largest companies in the world from some of the most complex tax matters, in almost every state, as he has spent a substantial amount of his career as in-house tax litigation counsel for some of the world’s largest companies, Microsoft, Walmart and General Electric.

Over the last year, Paul has also been leading the charge in the sales tax legal battle on behalf of online merchants, fighting to protect the constitutional rights of the merchant community, and insuring they didn’t fall victim to states like California, that are pursuing sellers for eight years of back taxes.  As a part of his efforts, Paul helped form an online trade association called Online Merchants Guild (, where he volunteers his time as the organization’s executive director.  As executive director of OMG Paul wrote and submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, bringing the online merchant perspective to the case, and through the organization is actively preparing to take further legal action that will help protect the constitutional rights of all merchants worldwide.
  • Paul is the head of our Tax Practice, and is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs with tax disputes, controversies, audits, appeals or litigation matters at both the state and federal levels.

  • Paul has experience as a FBM Retail Arbitrage seller when he was in law school

  • Paul has spoken at leading conferences including Seller Velocity New York 2018 and Retail Global.

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Learn More About Paul

  • New York University Law School, Masters of Law (LLM) in Taxation, New York, NY
  • Villanova University, Juris Doctor, Villanova, PA
  • Villanova University, Masters of Business Administration, Villanova, PA
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Bachelors of Science in Accounting, Amherst, MA

Florida, 2005

New Jersey, 2005

  • Amazon
  • Wal-Mart

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