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McGuire Wood & Bissette announces formation of Tax Team

Jun 26, 2023 10:38AM ● By WNC Business

ASHEVILLE - McGuire Wood & Bissette law firm announces the formation of its Tax Team. MWB has the deepest bench of tax law practitioners in Western North Carolina, with three attorneys holding an LLM degree in Taxation and one attorney licensed as a CPA. Members of the Tax Team are Harris Livingstain (LLM, Taxation), Beth Lane (LLM, Taxation), Richard Kort (CPA), and Jeffrey Owen (LLM, Taxation).

The Tax Team advises clients in the following areas:

    • Business Formation
    • Tax-Free Reorganizations
    • Estate Tax Planning & Controversy
    • Fiduciary Tax
    • Partnership, C-Corp, and S-Corp Research
    • Nonprofit Tax Matters
    • ERISA Consultation
    • International Tax Matters
    • Business Sale Planning and Execution
    • Business Succession Planning 

“Our four attorney Tax Team is capable of handling almost any tax issue that North Carolina business owners confront,” says Beth Lane. 

“Whether you are capitalizing your business or selling it, structuring or restructuring your operations, transitioning your business to employees or future generations, or positioning it for sale to a third party, our attorneys can help,” adds Harris Livingstain.

Additionally, clients can benefit from the MWB Tax Team’s business tax controversy expertise Livingstain is a former litigator with the U.S. Department of the Treasury with significant tax controversy trial experience. The Tax Team can appear on a client’s behalf before the Appeals Division of the Internal Revenue Service, in the U.S. Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, or the U.S. District Court for Western North Carolina, ensuring that clients have appropriate legal counsel at all levels of the controversy and in all venues. 

About McGuire Wood & Bissette:
Founded in 1894, McGuire Wood & Bissette is a regional leader among law firms and the longest continuously practicing firm in Western North Carolina. The firm is located in the historic Drhumor building in Downtown Asheville and offers a wide variety of legal services, including real estate and development, trusts, estates and elder law, and business law.

For more information about McGuire Wood & Bissette’s services, visit:

Source:  McGuire Wood & Bissette Law Firm

Pictured: Richard Kort (top left), Beth Lane (top right), Jeff Owen (bottom left), and Harris Livingstain (bottom right)