McGuire Wood & Bissette’s Tax Team Empowers WNC’s Businesses

November 1, 2023

McGuire Wood & Bissette law firm has recently unveiled its powerhouse Tax Team, making waves in the legal landscape. With a rich legacy dating back to its founding in 1894, this esteemed firm has long been a regional leader among law firms in Western North Carolina. Now, with the formation of its Tax Team, McGuire Wood & Bissette is solidifying its position as a go-to destination for all things tax-related.

Comprising of highly skilled professionals, the Tax Team at McGuire Wood & Bissette boasts an impressive lineup of attorneys specializing in various aspects of tax law. Harris Livingstain, Beth Lane, Richard Kort, and Jeffrey Owen, the four members of the team, bring a wealth of expertise to the table. What sets this team apart is their deep understanding of tax matters, with three attorneys holding an LLM degree in Taxation and one attorney licensed as a CPA.

These dedicated professionals are ready to assist clients in a myriad of areas, ranging from business formation and tax-free reorganizations to estate tax planning, fiduciary tax, and nonprofit tax matters. Whether you’re navigating the complexities of partnership, C-Corp, and S-Corp research, or dealing with international tax matters, McGuire Wood & Bissette’s Tax Team has you covered.

“We understand that navigating the intricacies of tax law can be overwhelming for business owners. That’s where we come in. Our team is equipped to handle almost any tax issue that North Carolina business owners confront,” says Beth Lane, one of the skilled attorneys on the Tax Team.

The expertise offered by McGuire Wood & Bissette’s Tax Team extends beyond just advice and planning. Clients can also benefit from the team’s business tax controversy expertise. Harris Livingstain, a former litigator with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, brings significant tax controversy trial experience to the table. The team can represent clients before various legal bodies, including the Appeals Division of the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. District Court for Western North Carolina. This ensures that clients have the necessary legal representation at every stage of their tax-related challenges.

McGuire Wood & Bissette’s dedication to providing top-notch legal services is reflected not only in the expertise of its Tax Team but also in its long-standing presence in the region. Situated in the historic Drhumor building in Downtown Asheville, the firm offers a wide array of legal services, including real estate and development, trusts, estates and elder law, and business law.

For businesses and individuals seeking expert guidance in navigating the complex world of taxation, McGuire Wood & Bissette’s Tax Team stands ready to assist. McGuire Wood & Bissette continues to be a beacon of legal excellence in Western North Carolina, providing invaluable support to clients in their tax-related endeavors.

To learn more about the firm’s comprehensive range of services, visit their official website here.