Martha Groves Pugh, Counsel, McDermott Will & Emery, Washington, DC
Martha Groves Pugh is counsel in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and is based in its Washington, D.C., office. She focuses her practice on federal income tax issues with a particular emphasis on the nuclear and energy industries. Her practice also includes tax planning for proposed transactions and advising clients on audits, appeals and litigation issues. She has extensive experience with various tax credits including renewable energy incentives, such as, production tax credits for wind, biomass, and geothermal projects and investment tax credits related to solar projects. She has experience with new market tax credits in both the context of transactions and legislative efforts related to new market tax credits. She also counsels energy industry companies on tax accounting issues such as repairs, placed-in-service, depreciation and contract restructuring issues; contribution in aid of construction issues and corporate and partnership issues involved in restructurings. She also advises clients on nuclear decommissioning issues before the Internal Revenue Service, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state public service commissions.