RICHARD LEAVY’s practice includes all areas of state and local taxation, with a concentration on transactional planning, escheat counseling and litigation, and extensive experience managing and resolving tax controversies. Before joining Sidley in 2010, Richard was a partner at a prominent international law firm. During the 1995–1996 term, he served as the judicial intern to The Honorable Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has been recognized by Chambers USA (2012–2021) in Tax: State & Local, where he has been ranked as a Band 1 lawyer since 2015. Sources in the 2018 edition describe him as “extremely creative, knowledgeable, precise and responsive across a wide range of state and local tax issues in many jurisdictions.” He is also recognized in The Legal 500 US (2011 and 2012).