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Anson Asbury represents individuals and corporations in all facets of federal and state tax litigation and tax controversy. He represents clients facing complex tax audits, employment and payroll tax liabilities, civil and criminal tax fraud, and tax penalties. Representative matters include defense of conservation easements, trust fund recovery penalties, captive insurance, disallowed net operating losses, passive income losses, underreported income and tax promoter penalties. 


He assists closley held business with the purchase and sale of business assets and larger corporations on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions.


Anson is a regular author of tax articles and a frequent speaker on tax topics. He has presented on tax topics across the country from California to Washington, D.C. His artilces have appeared in BNA Tax Management Memorandum, the Federal Lawyer and the Journal of Accountancy.


He is an active member of the Court Practice and Procedure Committee of the American Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Bar Association Tax Law Section, and a Barrister at the J. Edgar Murdock Inn of Court at the U.S. Tax Court. He is a former reserve officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and a former professor of taxation at the Army Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virgina.  


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Asbury Law Firm

235 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA, 30303


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200607/15/2016
DCActive 200207/05/2016
NYCurrently registered 200203/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia Super LawyerGeorgia Super Lawyers2016
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Truman ScholarHarry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Tax CounselUnited Parcel Service2007 - 2011
AttorneyChamberlain, Hrlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry2005 - 2007
Attorney Advisor to Judge Joseph GaleUnited States Tax Court2003 - 2005
MAJU.S. Army Reserve2002 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Bar AssociationBoard of Directors, Tax Law Section2015 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationSteering Committee, Section on Taxation2014 - Present
7 Stages TheatreBoard of Directors2014 - Present
J. Edgar Murdock American Inn of CourtBarrister2007 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Taxation Law SectionN/A2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionN/A2005 - Present
Fulton County Boys and Girls ClubsBoard of Directors2009 - 2012
Warren/Holyfield Boys and Girls ClubBoard of Directors2006 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Bloomberg BNA Tax Management MemorandumThrough A Glass Darkly: Sophy, Voss and Statutory Interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code2016
The Federal LawyerUnderstanding the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction (or Strawberry Fields Forever)2016
Current Accounts, The Georgia Society of CPAsWhile You Were Away: Tax Updates from the 2015 Filing Season2015
Current Accounts, The Georgia Society of CPAsR.S.V.P.: Late Responses Trigger Mandatory IRS Enforcement2014
The Federal LawyerBare Allegations, Naked Assertions, and Improper Purposes: Supreme Court to Hear IRS Summons Case2014
Current Accounts: The Georgia Society of CPAsWhile You Were Away: Tax Notes from the 2014 Filing Season2014
Current Accounts: The Georgia Society of CPAsSchedule UTP Expands Its Reach for 2012 Filers2013
Journal of AccountancySchedule UTP: The Early Returns are In2012
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationTen Tax Tips for Every Litigator2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2003
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Villanova UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ABA Section on Taxation Mid Year MeetingDisclosure, FOIA & Tax Litigation2016
VSCPA Digital RewindUnderstanding IRS Rules2015
VSCPA Digital RewindConservation Easements & Preservation Tax Credits2015
GSCPA WebinarGetting Ready for Tax Season2015
GSCPA CPE Days 2015: DaltonUnderstanding Tax Positions & Tax Authority2015
GSCPA CPE Days 2015: AugustaUnderstanding Tax Positions & Tax Authority2015
GSCPA CPE Days 2015: AthensUnderstanding Tax Positions & Tax Authority2015
GSCPA Business & Industry ConferenceUnderstanding Tax Positions & Tax Authority2015
ABA Section on Taxation, Joint Fall CLE MeetingSocial Media: Ethics in the Internet Age2015
ABA Section on Taxation Mid-Year MeetingLitigating A Financial Products Case2015
GSCPA CPE WebinarTax Season Kickoff IRS Update2014
GSCPA CPE Days, ValdostaIntroduction to the U.S. Tax Court2014
GSCPA CPE Days, MaconIntroduction to the U.S. Tax Court2014
GSCPA CPE Days, Jekyll IslandIntroduction to the U.S. Tax Court2014
Georgia Tax ForumLife of a Tax Court Case2014
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionObtaining Information from the IRS, Informal Discovery in the U.S. Tax Court2014
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMilitary Stories: Tax and Legal Issues for Military Families2014
Strafford Live WebinarTax Planning with Conservation Easements: Structuring Deals After Historic Boardwalk Hall and Other IRS Challenges2013
GSCPA CPE WebinarIRS Issues and Audit Trends2013
GSCPA CPE WebinarUnderstanding DOMA 2013 Part II: The IRS Guidance following U.S. v. Windsor2013
GSCPA CPE WebinarUnderstanding DOMA 2013 Part I: The Tax Impact of U.S. v. Windsor2013
GSCPA CPE WebinarHow to Respond to and Deal with the IRS2013
Bisk Financial Accounting & Management ReportSchedule UTP: Uncertain Tax Position2013
ABA Tax Section May MeetingUsing Social Media in Your Tax Practice2013
Georgia Tax ForumState of the States: State Tax Planning in the Current Environment2012
ABA Tax Section May MeetingTax Issues Impacting Military Personnel2012
Tax & Finance SocietyFIN 48: Are You Ready to Disclose Your Tax Positions to the Public2008
Tax Executives InstituteSection 199: Inconsistencies & Exam Issues2006
Tax & Finance SocietyStreamlined Sales Tax: Is it a Blessing or a Curse?2006
Cobb Galleria Tax ForumSection 199: Obstacles, Omissions & Opportunities2006
Chamberlain Hrdlicka Annual Tax and Business Planning SeminarBusting at the Seams: Taxation Across State Borders2006