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Alyssa Maloof Whatley

Tax Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   36 reviews

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Experienced attorney helping clients with debt, IRS, and GA Tax Relief, Audits, United States Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation. Specialize in obtaining debt relief through bankruptcy, offer in compromise, innocent spouse relief, and penalty abatement. Strong legal professional skilled in financial analysis and settlement negotiations.

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Licensed for 7 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2015
Updated 02/03/2023

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Law Offices of Alyssa Maloof Whatley LLC
1389 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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Posted by homer | August 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
President and CEO TRET INC.
I would like the world to Know What a great experience I had with This law Office. I was recommended by a friend to call Alyssa. I live over a hundred miles from her office, So we have communicated over the phone. I had a tax problem that she has helped me resolve. The main reason I want the world to know about her office is because from the first time I ever called her she made me feel that she really cared about my problem. She has always either answered my calls or returned them in a timely manner. Alyssa made me feel very confident in her Legal Knowledge. I am just lost for words on how great full I am to this law firm. What a pleasure to do business with! Thank you Alyssa Maloof Malone. you are the best.
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Posted by Ashraf | September 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond excellent
After contacting multiple attorneys and failed to get satisfactory response from each of them I fortunately was referred to Alyssa by a closing attorney. Alyssa received my call and talked to me 42 minutes to listen to my problem. I was amazed the way she responded. She took my case very seriously with passion. She didn't give me any false promise to solve the issue. But she showed her determination to solve and she vowed to put her full effort to get the issue resolved. In less than a month Alyssa got my issue with IRS resolved. She proved me correct and I was able to get my lien removed from my property with fraction of the amount I was falsely owed. Alyssa is not only professionally excellent she is an extremely good human. Her modesty, behavior, attitude deserve to be saluted. I can't thank her enough for her service. I wish her success in every aspect of her life.
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Posted by Jasmine | September 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jasmine Burke
I hired Alyssa to help me figure out questions and concerns about my tax returns that had gone unanswered for years. She quickly turned around the answers and solutions. She was so thorough. I will definitely work with her for all my tax needs moving forward.
Posted by Edd and Darrene | March 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
We struggled for years with a large IRS debt after an audit. We were paying $1000.00 a month at one point, then we just could not keep up. Alyssa was recommended to us. We are country people and going to see a lawyer in downtown Atlanta was daunting. As soon as we met Alyssa we were put at ease by her acceptance, friendlines, knowledge and confidence. Her rates were fair and affordable. She got to work right away and told us what to expect and gave realistic timelines. She was always available to answer questions and kept us informed every step of the way. I know she has no crystal ball, but everything worked out just as she predicted because of her experience and knowledge. I cannot recommend her highly enough - Edd and Darrene
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Posted by Nicki | March 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I came to Alyssa to help settle an IRS debit that my ex husband owed. He filed bankruptcy and the IRS was coming after me for the rather large sum that he took responsibility in the divorce. The IRS was threatening to put liens on my properties. Alyssa did a great job getting this settled within 7 months and that was even at the time that the IRS had shut down. I am so thankful for her assistance and knowledge and getting everything filed quickly and correctly. The IRS accepted my Offer in Compromise and we settled for less than 10% of what was owed. Alyssa made the process very easy and painless. She was very responsive and made sure I understood all the aspects of the Offer. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks so much!
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Posted by Alanda | March 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She actually does her job !
I have tax problems that I didn’t know how to approach . I’ve read the IRS website from top to bottom . I still didn’t see a solution . I knew I needed help , so I went from lawyer to lawyer . They know when you are desperate. I never found a good fit though . Finally I came across Alyssa . I gave her a try , and wow ! I was hopeless and didn’t know what to expect from yet another lawyer . I was so surprised because I had seen so many different lawyers , and each seemed to tell me something different . Alyssa was extremely good ! She was very compassionate and not judgmental about the mess that I was in. She knew so many strategies for my different scenarios . She was so knowledgeable . Alyssa is also crazy timely ! She answers calls and emails so expeditiously ! If she says she will check on something , or that she will do something, she does it ! Professional and knows her craft . I really am lucky to have found her .
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Posted by Amna | March 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Alyssa is a wonderful tax attorney. She is my go to referral for anything tax related. She has a quick turn around and achieves wonderful results. I am an attorney in a different field but greatly respect the work she does and will not refer my clients to anyone else!
Posted by Nicole | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT representation!!
Alyssa is fantastic! I can't say enough positive things about my experience with her! She truly cares about her clients' position and advocates for them. I was facing about $1.5MM of tax liability from a now dissolved business I jointly owned with my ex-husband. After a contentious divorce I walked away leaving the assets with him, but because of the business structure I got stuck with the audit and subsequent liability. Ex and I still don't have a good relationship, so he was uncooperative in providing the documents I needed to absolve me from the liability. Undaunted, Alyssa took on the challenge. After I had hired a large tax firm in Atlanta that did nothing for the case but bill me after years of "representation", Alyssa took over and was a God send! She took time to completely understand the facts of the case, was honest about what I was facing, and kept me updated without constantly billing me by the second. She responded to my questions in a timely manner and leveraged her relationships with federal and state agencies to my advantage. She truly was concerned about how the liability would affect my family, and I felt comfortable knowing that Alyssa would advocate for me like she was facing the challenge herself. I HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone who's facing tax liability!
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Posted by Joe | January 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A hidden gem of an attorney
I sought Mrs. Whatley’s council for a tax issue I was involved with. I had received a notice from IRS that I had owed an excess of 6 figures. As a local government employee, you can imagine the shock that number was met with. I was horrified and felt helpless because I had no idea how this had happened and how they had come to this number. While Mrs. Whatley took her time explaining in detail how serious this was and that there was no guarantee she would be able to resolve this, however, it was reassuring for me that I had chosen an attorney who wasn’t going to Sugar-coat anything and kept the complex legal issues in black and white. Despite being in her third trimester and then having a new born, there was never a moment she was out of touch or unreachable when new information had come out regarding my case. She was even able to resolve and remove me from this debt in a matter of weeks when she had expected it to take an upwards of months or years. I’ve learned in my life that you should cut corners financially we’re it makes sense, however there are two arenas you don’t and they are when picking a doctor to protect your health and an attorney to defend your freedom and financial independence. Alyssa Whatley is worth double every dollar spent and you’d be foolish to go somewhere else. Joe Munster
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
I found Ms. Maloof Whatley online and noted her great reviews. I consulted her on what turned out to be a seemingly minor issue. However, I am not an attorney and felt the issue was grave. After meeting to review the issue, I was immediately relieved. I found this attorney to be very knowledgeable and the great reviews were warranted. Not only was she knowledgeable, she was also honest and actually showed care about my issue. She provided guidance based on what was best for me and not just based on how much I could be billed. In fact I was not charged at all based on my circumstances. I would absolutely recommend this attorney to anyone that has an issue on which she can offer her expertise!
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Alyssa is an awesome tax attorney!
Words can not express the level of gratitude I have for Alyssa & all that she did for me! When I came to Alyssa, I owed over $30K in back taxes, filed Chapter 7 & had NO Full-time job. I was using any 1099 monies received to live on which means I was adding onto the $30K. I was a tax mess, felt hopeless, stressed and that I’d never be free from my IRS nightmare. Alyssa was extremely knowledgeable & patient! She walked me through all my options (I didn’t even know I had options! ) She gave me a plan, lots of tips on how not to get in this mess again and most of all HOPE! Please don’t listen to those ads on the radio. If you have a tax issue ...regardless of how big of a mess your in. Alyssa is the person you want representing you! She’s patient & sweet yet when she’s fighting for you ...she’s a beast! Lol #SheGetsResults Thanks Alyssa!
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Posted by Melissa | July 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Alyssa was a wonderful lawyer and was very knowledgeable in all tax laws. She was always available to talk on the phone and answer any questions we had. She helped us solve our tax issues in a quick and professional manner. We live in Colorado and she is in Georgia and it never felt like she was across the country. She always made time for us! Thank you Alyssa!
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Posted by Barb | May 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing attorney!
Alyssa is an amazing attorney! She is knowledgeable, effective, and efficient. She is also quick to respond, extremely pleasant, and very reassuring. We are so grateful for her expertise and help! Highly recommend!!!!
Posted by Dr. Dave | May 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Tax Law Assistance!
From the moment I started working with Alyssa, my distress & blood pressure decreased and my confidence increased that all of this would be okay! Super smart, very knowledgeable, and just delightful to work with. I'm so relieved and encouraged!
Posted by Alan | May 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kind, generous, helpful and really cares
In our first consultation Alyssa was very understanding, non-judgmental and actually helped me. She took time to really hear all the issues and gave me real solutions without a sales pitch. As a matter of fact she set me on a path to fixing my issue without a charge.
Posted by Tara | April 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Tax Attorney in Atlanta!
When I first spoke to Alyssa I was facing an IRS Audit for two years at the same time and felt extremely overwhelmed. Alyssa strategically outlined a solid approach and was very easy to talk to and understand. My tax liabilities were brought down by 50% after Alyssa completed the second interview with an IRS supervisor. She learned about our business model and even took one of our products to the IRS interview to be able to better explain our deductions! I highly recommend her as she goes above and beyond and is always available for her Clients even after hours and weekends!
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Posted by Cheri | March 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation - The Law Office of Alyssa Maloof Whatley
The services I received from the Law Office of Alyssa Maloof Whatley were remarkable. I hired Alyssa when the IRS placed a levy against my wages with my place of employment. Alyssa was well prepared, very insightful, and extremely diligent. Her commitment and dedication to my case resulted in a positive outcome for me. The levy was released on the same day as our meeting. My children and I will be forever grateful for her service. I would recommend Alyssa whole-heartedly without hesitation, and complete enthusiasm.
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Posted by Kimberly | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional & Expert Legal Council
Alyssa Maloof Whatley provide me with exceptional & expert legal council. I've spent 34 years in a corporate "C" suite environment, thus accustomed to dealing with attorney's. Alyssa was responsive, smart, well versed and very driven. She worked diligently and took every measure possible to ensure that I received the best possible outcome. This bright attorney has youthful passion with the maturity and sense of a seasoned veteran!
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Posted by Bill | December 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alyssa is my heroine!
Alyssa did a great job of resolving my IRS issues, and negotiated a settlement that was better than what I had hoped for.  Throughout the necessarily lengthy process she allayed my fears, and kept me well informed.  Thanks to her cheerful demeanor, I enjoyed working with her.  I remain impressed with her knowledge, competence, and confidence.  She was particularly good at finding creative alternative solutions to my problem.  I give her the highest possible recommendation, and suggest that anyone with a tax problem utilize her services. Bill
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Posted by Margaret | November 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent tax attorney
Alyssa had helped my husband and I over a year ago with our tax problem that I thought would be impossible but She was both professional and thorough from beginning to end with great communication and her knowledge of tax laws got us the best outcome to our tax issue . We had to reach out to her last week for advice on a matter she took the time and helped us once again we could not be happier with the service Alyssa provided we would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a tax attorney
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Tax Attorney - Collections Team Lead
  • Bomar Law Firm
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Courtroom Attorney
  • Berry and Associates
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Extern for the Honorable Margaret H. Murphy
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • 2015 - 2015
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Education

  • Georgia State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Correspondence Exam - IRS Denying $15,921.35 of Schedule C Expenses
  • Zero Addition to Tax Liability
  • Personal Tax Liability Case
  • Currently Non-Collectible No Payments Due to IRS
  • Personal Tax Liability Case
  • Currently Non-Collectible No Payments Due to IRS
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Associations

  • Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group
  • President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • J.B. Moore Tax Clinic Fellowship
  • Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • 2015
  • National Security Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • NACBA Tax Workshop
  • Tax Liens, Real Property Gains, and Cancellation of Indebtness
  • 2018
  • Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program (BAPP)
  • Reaffirmation Agreements and Redemptions
  • 2017
  • GSU Transactional Law Class
  • Tax Law and Starting Your Own Practice
  • 2017
  • Lunch and Learn Program
  • Bankruptcy & Taxes
  • 2017
  • Cobb County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Annual CLE
  • Dealing with the Internal Revenue Service to Avoid Potential Pitfalls
  • 2017
  • Cobb County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • IRS Programs and Alternatives to Bankruptcy
  • 2017
  • MACBAG & The W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court Joint Program
  • Not So Fast My Friend: Pitfalls and Risks of Attempts to Avoid Creditors Through Self-Settled Trust, Asset Protection and Spendthrift Trust, and Willful Evasion of Taxes.
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (35)
Endorse Alyssa
Tax Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I handle similar tax issues in the New York State area as Alyssa practices in Georgia, and it was clear from my conversation with her that she knows the law and how to deal with the IRS to get the best outcome possible. Therefore, I endorse this attorney."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alyssa is a fabulous attorney and a leader in her field. I have worked with her on several matters and have found her to be very intelligent, creative and congenial. I have also had the pleasure of hearing her speak on tax matters at several seminars and conventions and she is impressive. She is able to explain complex matters so non-tax lawyers can understand. She is definitely my tax go-to person. I highly recommend her!"
Tax Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Alyssa since law school and I highly recommend her. She is an amazing tax attorney and truly cares about her clients and their cases. Alyssa has an outstanding reputation among lawyers in the community. Do not hesitate to give her a call if you have a tax issue."
Tax Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alyssa is a competent and attentive attorney. I have absolutely no reservations sending her clients as she is quick to contact them, addresses their concern(s), and provides legal guidance that produces results."
Tax Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alyssa is a valued member of my business network, and a rising star in the legal community. I have referred clients to her and the attorneys that she consults with, and the reviews have been uniformly positive. Alyssa is a friendly, accessible, smart, down-to-earth attorney."
Tax Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Alyssa through her work in Bankruptcy and have found her to be knowledgable, passionate, and kind. She takes care to insure that she understands her client's needs and works diligently to achieve those needs and goals."
Tax Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ms. Whatley since law school. Throughout the years, she's proven to be a zealous, competent advocate for her clients."
Tax Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked in the same office suite with Ms. Whatley for several years. She is extremely organized, hard working, and competent at what she does. I would not hesitate to use her if I ever needed to."
Tax Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Whaley has a reputation for being an intelligent, aggressive tax attorney. Any time I have a client who has tax issues following a bankruptcy discharge, I send them to her. You have tax issues, she's your best bet."
Tax Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I had the opportunity to work with Alyssa for more than 5 years. Alyssa is bright, personable, honest, and hardworking. If you are dealing with any tax or debt related issues, I would recommend Alyssa without hesitation."
Tax Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alyssa is a bright, personable, and diligent attorney who achieves excellent results for her clients. I highly recommend Alyssa."
Tax Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alyssa is an exceptional lawyer. Her hard work, experience and knowledge produce great results for her clients."
Tax Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alyssa is an extremely intelligent, determined and effective tax and bankruptcy attorney, who does a fantastic job as an advocate for her clients."
Tax Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Alyssa is a kind and knowledgeable attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alyssa is an excellent and knowledgeable Bankruptcy attorney with litigation experience who strives to provide superb representation to her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Atlanta Tax Lawyer Alyssa Maloof Whatley
Alyssa Maloof Whatley
Tax Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 7 years
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