John practices in the areas of estate planning and tax law. His estate planning and... more
John practices in the areas of estate planning and tax law. His estate planning and administration practice focuses on wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, in addition to more sophisticated planning with charitable trusts, insurance trusts, business succession, and structured gifts. In his tax practice, John works with individuals, businesses, and families to minimize taxation of personal and... view profile
Jeff has experience in providing a broad array of corporate and tax advice. His work... more
Jeff has experience in providing a broad array of corporate and tax advice. His work includes business transactions and operations including mergers, acquisitions, real estate transactions, tax controversies, tax treatment of partnerships, partners, corporations and shareholders, and state and local tax issues.
James is an attorney with Van Winkle’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group. He... more
James is an attorney with Van Winkle’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group. He received his law degree after having previously practiced for three years as a CPA in the Asheville office of a regional public accounting firm.
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.