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Asbury Law Firm
133 Peachtree Street
NE Suite
United States

Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 5

Asbury Law Firm, based in Atlanta, is a tax controversy boutique with expertise representing corporations and high-net-worth individuals. The firm has particular strength in the defense of syndicated conservation easements and taxpayers facing IRS penalty assessments. Founding partner Anson Asbury leads the team. Asbury has expertise in a broad range of tax litigation matters, including disputes involving tax credits, passive activity losses, penalties, and promoter investigations. Senior counsel Mark Mesler joined the group in July 2022 from Ernst & Young, where he lead the tax controversy practice for the central and southeast US. Brian Gardner represents corporations, partnerships, and high net worth clients, and has experience in all phases of federal tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Anson Asbury

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‘Asbury Law Firm has emerged as a leader in tax controversy and litigation in Georgia. They are as creative in their legal arguments as they are tough in the courtroom.’

‘Anson Asbury is an excellent leader who has generated excellent results for his clients. Brian Gardner is an emerging leader who is a strong mentor to the young attorneys in the firm.’

Key clients

Pickens Decorative Stone, LLC

David, Jean, and Jessica Walters

Coursey Lake, LLC

Plum 129 Investments, LLC

Hanger Highway 81 Henry 89, LLC

Alicia Coarsey, Tax Xpress of Tifton, LLC

Work highlights

  • Defended Pickens Decorative Stone against motion for partial summary judgment filed by IRS to disallow $25 million charitable deduction in full.
  • Represented taxpayers David, Jean, and Jessica Walters before the tax court in relation to the disallowance of real estate losses as hobby losses under Section 183.
  • Defended taxpayer (Coursey Lake, LLC) against motion for partial summary judgment on qualified appraisal issue.
Department Name Email Telephone
Tax Anson H. Asbury (404) 382-9942
Tax Brian Gardner (404) 382-9942