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Scot Burton is a member of the Corporate & Business practice group at Taylor English.  His practice is focused primarily on civil and criminal tax controversy and tax litigation.  His clients include small businesses and individuals, including athletes and entertainers.

Mr. Burton also has extensive experience advising clients in the structuring and organization of businesses and real estate investment transactions and addressing the related tax issues, including drafting partnership agreements and LLC agreements to document the joint venture business and economic deal.

In addition, he practices in the area of historic rehabilitation and low income housing tax credits, with significant experience in tax credit investment and syndication. Mr. Burton also has expertise in other tax credit transactions including, energy tax credits and grants and State of Georgia entertainment tax credits.

Mr. Burton has a particular expertise when there are tax-exempt investors involved in a transaction with distinct tax and ERISA concerns, including issues related to unrelated business taxable income and issues related to “plan assets.”  He has experience representing clients that are making charitable donations of real property, including charitable contributions of conservation and façade easements.  Mr. Burton also has experience representing nonprofit organizations that seek to obtain tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Burton practiced at Morris, Manning and Martin, LLP, and most recently at FSB FisherBroyles, LLP, both located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker at Reznick Group Energy Housing Tax Credit Conference, Atlanta Summer 2006-2007, Boston Summer-2008
  • Southeastern Distressed Real Estate Workout Conference, Atlanta- Fall 2009
  • Regular speaker on Partnership Tax Matters and Tax Credits-Lorman Conferences in Atlanta

Publications & Articles

  • “Reducing the Chance of Reasonable Compensation Challenge by the IRS” Health Care Update 2005