Frank G. Podesta is a business, litigation and tax attorney in Roswell, Georgia. Mr. Podesta earned his B.A. in History and English, as well as his M.A. in Theology from Boston College. He earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, winning the Pro Bono Service Award. Mr. Podesta also attended Rutgers University School of Business for an M.B.A., majoring in Accounting and Finance.
Frank Podesta began his career as a litigation associate with Lipman Antonelli in New Jersey, where he successfully defended county entities in dozens of actions including alleged civil rights violations and labor & employment suits. Mr. Podesta also won a landmark decision on behalf of Cumberland County in the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division extending continuing torts to environmental damage as a result of faulty construction.
After relocating to Atlanta, Mr. Podesta joined Williams, Morris & Waymire where he represented county entities, such as sheriffs’ departments, police departments, in civil rights actions. He won numerous decisions in civil rights and environmental actions. Mr. Podesta now utilizes that experience is helping victims of civil rights abuses recover for their injuries.
More recently, Frank Podesta was an attorney with Bomar Rice, where he specialized in business and tax litigation. While with Bomar Rice, Mr. Podesta merged his knowledge of finance and taxation with his experience in Federal litigation to win scores of favorable decisions.
In his current practice, Frank Podesta effectively utilizes his Accounting and Finance background and experience to handle complex tax litigation cases, business litigation suits and fraud actions. Mr. Podesta has successfully resolved scores of tax controversy and tax audit matters before the Internal Revenue Service, and the Georgia Department of Revenue, often eliminating or reducing tax debt to a fraction of the assessed amount.
Mr. Podesta has taken tax matters to United States District Court and the United States Tax Court, where his unique blend of litigation and tax experience has proven to be invaluable. Recently, Frank Podesta also won a major decision in Georgia Superior Court, demonstrating that a judgment creditor could not pierce the corporate veil to jump ahead of business creditors to garnish the assets of a single member LLC.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2011||01/11/2016|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2011||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Award||Rutgers University School of Law||2009|
|Managing Partner||FGP Law, LLC||2015 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Bomar Rice, LLC||2012 - 2015|
|Associate||Williams, Morris & Waymire||2011 - 2012|
|Associate||Lipman Antonelli||2008 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Atlanta chapter)||Member||2015 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Taxation Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Business Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Gwinnett County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|North Fulton Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|St. Thomas More Society||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Civil Rights Litigation Committee Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Appellate Practice Committee Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Financial Institutions Committee Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association||White Collar Crime Committee Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Knights of Columbus||Associate Member||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Out-of-State Practitioners Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2011 - Present|
|Mount Moriah Baptist Church v. Reverend Eric Hurst||Dismissed with Prejudice|
|Eakin v. Butler||Dismissed with Prejudice|
|Confidential Client||$500,000.00+ IRS Tax Debt Eliminated|
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|Philadelphia Bar Association||Commerce Case Management Program Decisions: Civil Conspiracy||2008|
|Rutgers University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Boston College Law School||Theology||MA - Masters||2006|
|Boston College||History & English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Rutgers University||Accounting and Finance||MBA - Master of Business Administration||N/A|