Caleb Barron represents clients with compliance, planning and controversy issues in state and local taxation, with a particular focus on Tennessee state and local tax issues. Caleb leverages his prior experience as assistant general counsel with the Tennessee Department of Revenue to advise clients on the Tennessee franchise and excise taxes, sales and use taxes, business tax, individual income (Hall) tax, tobacco tax and other Tennessee taxes. While at the Department of Revenue, Caleb drafted rulings and legislation and managed litigation as the department’s primary attorney for franchise and excise taxes and tobacco taxes. He also has experience providing assistance to clients with valuation and exemption issues under the Tennessee property tax and represents clients in disputes before county and state boards of equalization.
Caleb received his law degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Tennessee College of Law. While in law school, Caleb received the American Jurisprudence Award for State and Local Taxation, Tax Practice and Procedure, and Corporate Income Taxation and was recognized as a distinguished student attorney for his representation of not-for-profit and student-founded businesses in the business law clinic. Caleb also served as a judicial intern to Justice Gary Wade of the Tennessee Supreme Court during law school. Following law school, Caleb served as a judicial clerk to Chief Judge J. Daniel Breen in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.