Brandee A. Tilman, JD, LLM

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Meet Brandee A. Tilman

Brandee is Armanino’s National State & Local Income Tax practice leader. She brings over 20 years of experience in multistate corporate income tax, controversy, audit representation, settlement negotiations, planning, reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, compliance and tax provisions. She also has experience helping clients with personal income tax matters, including state residency planning and income sourcing. Brandee helps clients obtain private letter rulings, handle voluntary disclosure agreements and negotiate alternative apportionment relief. She serves clients in various industries, with a particular focus on entertainment and consumer products.

Brandee received her B.A. in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, her J.D. from UC Davis School of Law and her LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Brandee is a licensed attorney in California and is admitted to practice before United States Supreme Court.

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Professional History


  • California State Bar


  • American Bar Association Section of Taxation John S. Nolan Fellows, 2007-2008


  • University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A. in Economics
  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation


  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Council on State Taxation

Speaking Engagements

  • California Tax Policy Conference
  • Council on State Taxation
  • Georgetown Advanced State and Local Tax Institute
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation Seminar
  • Tax Executive Institute

Thought Leadership Publications

  • Co-Author, Film and TV Production: Tax Accounting Considerations and Federal Incentives
  • Co-Author, The New Breed of Gross Receipts Taxes and Their Implication For Economic Policy, Constitutional Concerns, Financial Reporting
  • Co-Author, Keeping Secrets: States Weaken Administration of the Law By Relying on Interpretative Guidance They Refuse to Disclose
  • Co-Author, Change in Accounting Method Guidance: Alleviating Controversy, Reducing Unnecessary Administrative Burden and Promoting Tax Compliance by: (1) Clarifying the Automatic Consent Procedures of Revenue Procedure 2002-9; and (2) Incorporating Revenue Ruling 58-74 into the Internal Revenue Code Section 446(e) Treasury Regulations
  • Federal and State Constitutional Challenges to State Tax Amnesty Programs: An Evaluation of the State Tax Amnesty Programs Implemented by California, Illinois, North Carolina and Mississippi
Industries Served
Brandee's Thought Leadership
9 Important Questions to Consider Before Relocating or Expanding Your Business
When moving your company to a new location, there are tax-related factors that can help you identify the ideal place.

October 07, 2022
California Illinois Federal Cap SALT Deductions for Individuals
California and Illinois proposed bills to bypass the federal limit on state and local tax deductions for individuals.

July 06, 2021