Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.


We are knowledgeable and experienced in a wide range of federal and state tax matters, and we handle cases for clients across Tennessee and United States.

Our tax attorneys provide sophisticated tax advice covering such matters as individual income tax planning; complex estate planning; business tax planning; tax compliance; representation during examinations of returns and collection of delinquent tax debts; criminal tax matters; administrative appeals process; tax litigation in state and federal courts; and international tax compliance and enforcement.

We handle tax issues for individual and business clients at the state and federal levels, including advice for income tax planning, such as compensation issues, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and other investment considerations; and operational and organizational matters for large and small businesses. Our attorneys assist clients in the choice and formation of the most appropriate business entity for their business and tax needs, whether a general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company or corporation or S corporation. Our tax attorneys are well-versed in state tax issues, including state franchise and excise tax; sales and use tax; business tax; Hall income tax; and property taxes. We also assist with planning for business succession, estate and gift tax and income tax.

Our attorneys handle tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities, including representing clients in complex audits, administrative appeals and trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts. Our experience extends to United States Tax Court; federal district and appellate courts; and state trial and appellate courts.

We represent clients in preparing offers in compromise; installment agreements; penalty and interest abatement requests; and collection due process hearing requests. We also have successfully petitioned the IRS and state taxing authorities for removal of federal tax liens and levies on behalf of our clients.