Leah Robinson

Tax, Tax Transactions & Planning, State & Local Tax


Leah Robinson (formerly Leah Samit) leads Mayer Brown’s State & Local Tax group. A partner in the firm’s New York office, she advises public and private business entities on state and local tax planning, controversy and litigation.

In 2019, Leah was named to Law360's inaugural list of “Influential Women in Tax Law,” which spotlights attorneys who have provided outstanding service to their clients and the public, while changing the dynamics at their workplace. She is ranked by Chambers USA 2021-2023 in Band 2 for New York State and Local Tax.

Compétences et Secteurs liés


  • Ranked in Band 2 by Chambers USA 2020 for New York: State and Local Tax. Chambers said "She is proactive and aware of the all the trends in a variety of state and local issues," and "She's collaborative and very creative."
  • Named to Law360’s inaugural list of “Influential Women in Tax Law” in 2019.
  • Listed as a Recognized Practitioner in New York Tax in Chambers USA.
  • Named a New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).


  • New York University School of Law, LLM
  • Rutgers University School of Law, JD
  • Rutgers College, BA

Inscription au Barreau

  • New Jersey
  • Washington
  • New York


  • US Supreme Court

Engagement professionnel et communautaire

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section – member, State and Local Tax Committee – Executive Committee member (2010 – present), Practitioners’ Roundtable, chair (2015 – 2017), Income and Net Worth Taxes Subcommittee, co-chair (2013 – 2015)
  • American Bar Association, Sales and Use Tax Desk Book, editorial board member (2014 – present)
  • Bloomberg BNA, Corporate Income Tax Navigator (New Jersey), editor (2016 – present)
  • Cornell State and Local Tax Group – member (2012 – present)