Senior Tax Counsel

Portland, OR

(202) 484-5221

Nikki E. Dobay is Senior Tax Counsel of the Council On State Taxation (COST). COST, with a membership of nearly 600 multistate corporations, is dedicated to preserving and promoting equitable and nondiscriminatory state taxation of multi-jurisdictional entities. Prior to joining COST, Nikki was Manager at PwC, where she focused on state and local tax matters. Nikki consults on sophisticated Oregon state and local income matters, multistate tax issues, consequences and planning opportunities related to corporate M&A transactions, and has experience consulting and advising on multistate income, excise and property tax incentives related to renewable energy projects. Nikki assists with Oregon tax controversy matters, including audits and proceedings in the Oregon Tax Court. In addition, she represented taxpayers in negotiations with the Oregon Department of Revenue and City Revenue Bureau, which administers the Multnomah County and Portland City Business Taxes. As a member of the Oregon State Bar Laws Committee, Nikki monitors and provides comments on Oregon state tax legislation and regulations. Prior to working at PwC, Nikki was an associate at Stoel Rives where she focused on international, federal and state and local tax matters. Specifically, Nikki consulted and advised on a variety of federal income and excise tax matters relating to corporate M&A transactions, partnership formation, renewable and other energy related transactions and assisted with tax controversy work.