Represented a global manufacturer in a case involving a highly controversial “listed transaction” being challenged by the IRS.  The listed transaction at issue, which initially was undertaken by many corporate taxpayers, involved the client claiming deductions for contributions to its 401k plans prior to the year that employees performed the services giving rise to the contributions. While the weight of authority supported this deduction in the taxpayer's circumstances, the IRS challenged the deduction, labeling it abusive. The team filed a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, asking the Tax Court to dismiss the IRS's proposed deficiencies relating to the 401k deductions. The IRS agreed to concede the case, dropping its proposed assessments of tax and penalties exceeding $25 million.

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Assisted real estate developer in the assemblage and acquisition of a downtown Raleigh site for future urban high-rise mixed use project
Assisted real estate developer in the acquisition of a site in downtown Raleigh that will one day be home to an urban mixed use public-private more
In re the Application of Bradley Reed Warren v. Emily Rebecca Ryan
Successfully represented an Australian father in proceedings under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. more
Global trademark portfolio management for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Manages all aspects of the global trademark portfolio for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. We assisted the company in expanding its operations into dozens of more
Generated content contest aligned with Super Bowl for well-known job search and career management Internet site
Advised well-known job search and career management Internet site on all sweepstakes, contest, and copyright/user generated content law aspects of more