May 04, 2015

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Expands Its Tax Practice

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) announced today that John Tyler and Anthony Rollins have joined the firm’s tax practice.

“We are thrilled to have John and A.J. join the firm,” said Stephen Forte, SGR’s managing partner. “They bring a tremendous amount of experience to our tax and tax controversy practice having successfully litigated matters in the United States Tax Court, numerous district courts, and nearly half of the federal courts of appeal. Their addition will greatly benefit our clients.”

Tyler, who is also a certified public accountant, focuses his practice in the areas of tax planning and controversy. As part of his practice, he has developed extensive knowledge of film, energy and other state and federal income tax credits. Prior to entering private practice in 1979, he served as the controller for the 1976 Carter presidential campaign and on staff of the regional and district counsel of the Internal Revenue Service where he represented the IRS in U.S. Tax Court and handled criminal tax and collection matters. Tyler received his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University. Additionally, he is a veteran having served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Rollins focuses his practice on commercial transactions, tax planning and controversy. He received his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law. While at Emory he clerked for the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations. Rollins earned his Bachelor of Arts and a certificate in Italian studies from Wake Forest University. 

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