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Eric Butler Recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award

Eric Butler has received the honor of being awarded The President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes, celebrates and holds up as role models Americans making a positive impact as engaged and deeply committed volunteers.

Eric ButlerEric Butler a native of Franklin County, Tennessee, is Special Counsel in the firm’s Knoxville office focusing his legal practice in the areas of federal and state taxation, tax controversy matters, white-collar criminal defense, and estate planning/probate matters. Mr. Butler handles a large range of tax matters for clients across Tennessee as well as the south-eastern United States involving the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities, to include examinations of returns, collection of delinquent tax debts, criminal tax matters, international tax compliance and enforcement, and litigation of tax issues in both state and federal courts.

Most recently, Mr. Butler received a three-year appointment (2013 through 2015) to the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, which is a federal advisory panel established in 2002 under the authority of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) is made up of volunteers representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and is comprised of approximately 80 volunteer members appointed by the Treasury Department. TAP members are assigned to separate Project Committees and include at least one representative from each state. Mr. Butler has been assigned to the Tax Forms & Publications Project Committee, which works to provide feedback to IRS on tax filing season products and to author reports on how to improve tax forms and publications.