Baker Donelson Attorney Scott D. Smith Moves to Nashville Office
March 26, 2012
(Nashville, TN/March 26, 2012) Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has announced that Scott D. Smith has moved to the Firm's Nashville office.
Mr. Smith, previously located in Baker Donelson's Washington, D.C. office, is a member of its Tax Department and has more than 20 years of federal, state and local tax experience. He has extensive experience with the multistate taxation of businesses and high net worth individuals in the areas of tax controversy and planning. He has represented clients with respect to corporate income tax, sales and use tax and other state tax controversies and transactions in Tennessee, District of Columbia, Ohio, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine and Montana, and several other states.
"Scott will significantly enhance the ability of Baker Donelson's Nashville tax group to serve our local and national clients," said Carl Hartley, chair of the Firm's Tax Department. "He brings to the table a strong background in state and federal taxation, together with broad experience in assisting businesses with unclaimed property issues and audits."
Mr. Smith has represented clients before the IRS and U.S. Tax Court and is sought out for advice on the federal and state tax consequences of clients' mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and other corporate transactions and business planning.
He is a BNA Tax Management State Tax Advisory Board member, a member of the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization, the American, Tennessee, District of Columbia and Ohio Bar Associations, and a frequent speaker on tax issues, including presentations before Georgetown University, New York University, SEATA, ABA Tax Section and the Council on State Taxation. Mr. Smith has authored more than 30 articles that have appeared in various national tax publications. He obtained his LL.M. degree in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.