Team

Anson H. Asbury, J.D., LL.M.


Anson H. Asbury is the founder and principal of Asbury Law Firm, Tax Counsel. Anson has represented clients in federal and state tax controversies, tax litigation, business tax planning and corporate organization for nearly 20 years. He has successfully defended over $500 million of federal income tax adjustments for his clients, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.

Anson has represented clients across the country in numerous docketed cases in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. District Courts. The substantive issues in those cases have included conservation easement donations, various listed transactions, net operating loss deductions, business expenses, alimony deductions, and foreign tax credits.  A retired officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Anson was a tax professor at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School. Anson also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph Gale of the United States Tax Court.

Anson is a nationally recognized speaker, often appearing on panels alongside members of the United States Tax Court. He has been quoted on tax matters in the Washington Post, BNA Daily Tax Report, and Tax Analysts Tax Notes Today. He has written on topics ranging from conservation easement donations to corporate tax reporting for publications such as the Journal of Accountancy, the Federal Lawyer, and the BNA Tax Management Memorandum. He is currently drafting the new edition of Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolio, 549-2d, Passive Loss Rules. He is the co-host of Tax Talk with Art and Anson, a video broadcast of the Georgia Society of CPAs. He curates the blog taxtrials.com and occasionally tweets about taxes, records and last night’s ballgame @taxtrials. Please visit our Expertise page for recent speeches, articles and headlines.

Selected to Georgia Super Lawyers 2016-2018 and named to Georgia’s Legal Elite in 2015 and 2016 for his accomplishments in tax law, Anson has earned the high regard of his fellow professionals as well. He is the recipient of a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer-review rating and a perfect 10.0 “Superb” AVVO peer-review rating. He is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Atlanta Bar Association Tax Law Section, a Barrister in the American Inns of Court at the U.S. Tax Court, and a member of the American Bar Association Section on Taxation Court Practice and Procedure Committee and Administrative Practice Committee.

Representative matters

  • Negotiated a 70% concession on a conservation easement donation without litigation.
  • Won a total concession of $6.5 million in a Tax Court case involving a listed transaction.
  • Reduced a state employment tax assessment by $1.14 million at an administrative hearing.
  • Protected a $10.8 million refund claim challenged under audit as a passive loss.
  • Reduced a business expense deficiency by over $700,000 in a docketed Tax Court case.
  • Advised a national media company on a multi-million dollar income tax accounting position.
  • Won a total concession in a sales tax trust fund liability case.
  • Conducted a 50-state survey of a complex and discrete sales tax issue for an international retailer.

Honors
Georgia’s Super Lawyers 2016 & 2017 (Tax)
Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite 2015 & 2016 (Tax)
AV Rated Preeminent
AVVO Rated 10.0 Superb
Legal Leaders, Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2016 (Tax Litigation)

Associations
Barrister, J. Edgar Murdock Inn of Court at the U.S. Tax Court
Court Practice and Procedure Committee, American Bar Association Section of Taxation
Tax Litigation and Controversy Committee, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
Steering Committee, Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation
Co-Chair, FBA Tax Atlanta
Board of Directors, Atlanta Bar Association Tax Law Section

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Bar Admissions
Georgia
New York
Pennsylvania
The District of Columbia

Education
Villanova University, B.A. 1992
Pennsylvania State University, J.D. 1998
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in taxation (with distinction) 2003
Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholar, 1990

Anson H. Asbury, J.D., LL.M.
Email: anson@asburylawfirm.com
Phone: (404) 382-9942
Fax: (404) 565-1103


ARTHUR AUERBACH, CPA CGMA

Arthur Auerbach is a Special Consultant to Asbury Law Firm serving clients with tax consulting, estate and financial planning for individuals and closely-held businesses. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the New York, Greater Washington D.C., Georgia and Virginia Societies of CPAs and a past member of the AICPA Individual Tax Resource Panel. He currently serves on the AICPA’s IRS Advocacy and Relations Committee and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Accountancy. He also currently serves on the Georgia Tax Commissioner’s Advisory Group. He is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs Tax Committee and Financial Literacy Task Force. He has served as an advisor to the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue and on the Tax Commissioner’s Advisory Group in Virginia. Art also served on the Affordable Care Act task force of the American Institute of CPAs.

With over fifty years of experience working with small businesses, Art appreciates the challenges of complying with the myriad of regulations and requirements facing small and medium sized businesses trying to manage their tax obligations. His service on the Advisory Groups with the Tax Commissioners of Virginia, District of Columbia and Georgia, also provides experience in the problems of administering the complexities of the state and local tax obligations of small and medium sized businesses.

Art has taught hundreds of classes to CPAs across the county on a wide range of tax topics. He also has instructed on planning for retirement, budgeting for individuals and businesses, and planning for education. He also regularly advises practitioners and taxpayers how to navigate the Internal Revenue Service for a variety of issues.

Arthur Auerbach, CPA, CGMA
Email: art@asburylawfirm.com
Phone: (404) 382-9942
Fax: (404) 565-1103