Principal

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

Anson H. Asbury is the founder and managing shareholder 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 over 20 years.

He has represented individuals, estates, partnerships, closely-held corporations and Fortune 500 companies in all stages of tax controversy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a Past Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association Tax Law Section.

Anson is a nationally recognized speaker often appearing on panels alongside members of the United States Tax Court, the Department of Justice Tax Division, and the Internal Revenue Service.

Anson represents clients across the country in civil and criminal cases in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. District Courts. He handles issues ranging from conservation easement donations, captive insurance companies, passport revocation, listed transactions, passive losses, net operating losses, business expenses, alimony deductions, to foreign tax credits. He represents clients facing all manner of IRS penalties, including fraud penalties, FBAR penalties, promoter penalties and preparer penalties. He also represents clients subject to or connected with criminal tax investigations and those indicted for criminal tax acts.

He has been quoted on tax matters in the Washington Post, Forbes, 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, The Practical Tax Lawyer, and Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Memorandum. He is the co-host of Tax Talk with Art and Anson, a video CPE broadcast of the Georgia Society of CPAs. Please visit our Appearances & Articles page for recent speeches, articles and headlines.

 

Selected to Georgia Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Georgia’s Legal Elite for his accomplishments in tax law, Anson has earned the high regard of his fellow professionals as well. He is peer-review rated Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent and has a 10.0 “Superb” AVVO rating.

He is the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Section on Taxation’s Court Practice and Procedure Committee, a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a Barrister in the J. Edgar Murdock American Inn of Court at the U.S. Tax Court, and a past Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association Tax Law Section. 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.

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.
  • Gained full abatement of penalties in an ongoing conservation easement case.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Honors
Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Georgia’s Super Lawyers 2016 – 2021, Tax
Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite Tax
Best Lawyers in America 2020 – 2021, Tax Law
AVVO Rated 10.0 Superb
Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholar, 1990

Associations
Vice-Chair, Court Practice and Procedure Committee, American Bar Association Section of Taxation
Past Chair, Tax Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Barrister, J. Edgar Murdock Inn of Court at the U.S. Tax Court
Administrative Practice Committee, American Bar Association Section of Taxation
Tax Litigation and Controversy Committee, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

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

Bar Admissions
Georgia
New York
Pennsylvania

Education
Villanova University, B.A. 1992
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D. 1998
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. Taxation (with distinction) 2003

 

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