Senior Tax & Legislative Counsel

Washington, DC

(202) 484-5228

Ferdinand Hogroian is Senior Tax & Legislative Counsel for the Council On State Taxation. Ferdinand’s responsibilities at COST include state and federal legislative analysis and advocacy, as well as engagement on a variety of administrative and judicial issues impacting COST’s member companies. Prior to joining COST, Ferdinand was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers' Washington National Tax Services (WNTS), where he was a multistate specialist in the Tax Knowledge Management group. In this capacity, Ferdinand was responsible for analysis of state legislative, judicial, and administrative developments with primary responsibility for national-level areas of state tax, including Streamlined Sales Tax, multistate corporate tax issues, and federal legislation on state taxation. Ferdinand began his SALT career as a state tax editor with BNA Tax Management. Ferdinand has written on SALT topics for numerous publications, including the Tax Advisor, the Journal of State Taxation, the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives (for which he currently serves on the publication’s Editorial Board), BNA Multistate Tax Report, and State Tax Notes, and is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences. Ferdinand received his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law, and his B.A. from George Mason University. Ferdinand is the former Chair of the State and Local Taxes Committee for the District of Columbia Bar, and he currently serves as a member of the Fairfax City, Virginia Board of Equalization.