Highly Regarded Tax Attorney Elizabeth Atkinson Joins Whiteford
Baltimore - Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced today that Elizabeth J. Atkinson, a tax attorney with over twenty-five years of experience providing legal counsel on complex business transactions and tax controversy matters, has joined the firm.
“We are delighted to welcome Liz to the Whiteford team,” said Managing Partner Martin Fletcher. “With rising demand for sophisticated tax counsel, her ability to advise on both commercial transactions and tax controversies is immediately valuable.”
In addition to advising middle market clients on complex business transactions, Ms. Atkinson represents clients in all stages of tax controversies before IRS, state and local taxing agencies including IRS Appeals and the U.S. Tax Court. She also provides tax advice and planning to businesses and individuals; assists non-profit organizations in obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status; and advises on ERISA and non-ERISA benefit plans and on the Affordable Care Act. She is a frequent speaker on tax and business topics.
“I am excited to join Whiteford,” said Ms. Atkinson. “I’ve been impressed with the depth of experience across a whole range of practices and industries, as well as the culture of the firm generally. It’s an excellent platform for my clients.”
Prior to private practice, Ms. Atkinson was a District Counsel Attorney with the Internal Revenue Service. In addition to her client work, she has been an active member of the American Bar Association Tax Section, the Virginia Bar Association Taxation Counsel, the Hampton Roads Tax Forum and The Community Tax Law Project.
About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: With over 170 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises. Its growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.