Tax Law

Our practice helps our clients – businesses, nonprofits, and individuals – navigate the complexities of local, state, and federal tax issues. We are dedicated to finding the best possible tax outcome for each client.

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Tax Attorneys

Our tax attorneys have experience in all tax areas, including individual, corporate, partnership, gift, estate, trust, sales and use, and real and personal property taxation.

On the proactive side, our practice advises on the practical tax implications of a wide array of transactions and assists with wealth and estate planning. When tax authorities become involved, we provide audit defense, negotiate, and litigate tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the North Carolina Department of Revenue, and various local governments.

Our close collaboration with other firm practice groups, such as the litigation or wills, estates and trusts team, allows us to provide knowledgeable, well-rounded counsel on clients' business and individual tax issues. 

We regularly provide the following services to our clients:

  • Federal and North Carolina tax planning and compliance, including assisting clients with business restructurings and serving as tax counsel for various business transactions

  • Federal and North Carolina tax controversies, including audit defense, the pursuit of alternative payment arrangements like installment agreements and offers-in-compromise, appeals through various federal and North Carolina administrative agencies, and tax litigation before the United States Tax Court and North Carolina courts

  • Trust and estate planning and administration, including preparation of fiduciary returns

  • North Carolina Property Tax Appeals, including issues related to the assessment and taxation of commercial properties and business personal property by all of North Carolina’s 100 counties

  • Tax-exemption and nonprofit formation and compliance.

If you have a local, state or federal tax issue, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you. 

As the Property Tax Manager for a very large corporation that has an incredibly vast real estate portfolio in all 50 states, I must find the absolute best legal talent to not only represent our properties for ad valorem tax issues/appeals, but a firm that I can trust without exception.  The law firm of Bell, Davis, & Pitt has done a magnificent job throughout the state of North Carolina per their real estate analysis and appeal / litigation process.  Their talent, integrity and professional conduct allows me to recommend the firm Bell, Davis & Pitt for all North Carolina property tax issues.

Robert Meiers, Lowe’s Home Improvement