J. Eric Butler
Knoxville
(865) 546-4646 VCARD

Education

Middle Tennessee State University, B.S., with honors, 2000

University of Memphis School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2004

University of Florida School of Law, LL.M., in Taxation, 2007

Butler

J. Eric Butler is a Shareholder in the firm and manages the firm’s Tax Practice and Estate Planning Practice Group. Mr. Butler focuses his legal practice in the areas of federal and state taxation, business formations, complex commercial litigation, tax controversy matters, white collar criminal defense, and estate planning/probate matters.

Mr. Butler handles a large range of business and tax matters for clients across the United States involving the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.  Mr. Butler has extensive experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities, to include examinations of tax returns, collection of ...

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J. Eric Butler is a Shareholder in the firm and manages the firm’s Tax Practice and Estate Planning Practice Group. Mr. Butler focuses his legal practice in the areas of federal and state taxation, business formations, complex commercial litigation, tax controversy matters, white collar criminal defense, and estate planning/probate matters.

Mr. Butler handles a large range of business and tax matters for clients across the United States involving the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.  Mr. Butler has extensive experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities, to include examinations of tax returns, collection of delinquent tax debts, criminal tax matters, international tax compliance and enforcement, employment tax matters, regulatory compliance, and trial and appellate litigation of tax issues in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Butler also represents and consults with accountants across the United States in malpractice defense, mitigation of potential malpractice claims, and disciplinary proceedings.

Mr. Butler is a frequent speaker to various organizations and businesses on issues involving tax law, tax controversy matters, business law, estate planning, and probate administration and litigation.

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association (Tax Section Member)
  • Tennessee Bar Association (Tax Section Member)
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Admitted in Tennessee (2004)
  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to the United States Tax Court
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© in Business Organizations (2022)
  • Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a Federal Advisory Committee to the Internal Revenue Service, (2013-2015)
  • Vice-Chair, Tax Forms & Publications Project Committee (2015)
  • Recipient, Volunteer Service Award from the President of the United States (2016)
  • Recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers®
  • Listed as “Top Attorney” in areas of Tax and Income Tax Resolution, in CityView Magazine (2010 – 2021)
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity
  • Former law clerk to the Honorable Alan E. Highers, Tennessee Court of Appeals for the Western Section
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