Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Brett R. Carter, a leading Tennessee tax attorney, has joined the firm’s Nashville office as a partner. Carter, who previously served as a partner with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, focuses his practice primarily on state and local tax including controversy, resolution, planning and compliance.
“We are happy to welcome Brett to the firm, and to our team,” said Bruce Ely, who heads the State and Local Tax Practice Group at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. “Brett brings with him a wealth of experience, and the respect of both the legal and business communities in Tennessee. We know our clients will benefit significantly from his addition to the group.”
Carter’s experience focuses on Tennessee sales and use tax, franchise and excise tax, property tax and business tax. He has assisted corporations, limited liability companies, and other business entities in challenging tax assessments as well as in seeking tax refunds.
“Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is known throughout the state, and the Southeast, for its leading work on state and local tax matters, and that makes the firm a natural fit for my practice,” said Carter. “This move provides me with a strong base from which to expand my practice and serve their clients.”
Carter regularly serves as counsel regarding multistate tax issues for mergers and acquisitions, lease and financing transactions in areas such as nexus, tax exemptions, and voluntary disclosure agreements. He also counsels both emerging businesses and multistate corporations regarding structuring business operations for state and local tax efficiencies, as well as structuring and negotiating state tax incentives. Carter holds a J.D. from the University of Memphis, an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University, and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Tennessee. He is also a Major in the JAG Corp of the Tennessee National Guard and served a tour of duty in Iraq.
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