Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Sue Combs, Partner in the firm’s Jackson, Wyoming office, has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The Fellows of the ABF is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are nominated by their peers and elected by the ABF Board. Notable Fellows include the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Former United States Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton, and Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Sue works with Holland & Hart’s tax controversy team, which represents corporations, partnerships, estates, and high-net worth individuals facing tax issues. She advocates for clients at all phases of tax controversy, including defending IRS audits, advocating and resolving matters at IRS Appeals, negotiating litigation settlements, trying cases, and arguing case appeals. Sue is additionally committed to supporting her community both professionally and personally, serving as Treasurer of the Equal Justice for Wyoming Foundation and having served as Founder and President of the Jackson Hole Friday Food Project, a nonprofit which provided food to elementary students at risk of hunger over the weekends. She also commits to pro bono matters, including defending an individual in US Tax Court that faced a significant and erroneous federal income tax deficiency for cryptocurrency trading and successfully representing an adopted person in trying to gain the right to access his birth records, which presented a question of first impression to the Colorado Court of Appeals.