Cost-Effective Solutions Creatively Tailored To Your Individual NeedsOperating Agreements/Bylaws, Buy-Sells, Promissory Notes, Settlement Agreements, Wills/Trusts, DeedsChoice of Entity, Incorporations/Organizations, Operating Agreements/Bylaws, Buy-Sells, Captives InsWills, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Estate Tax Planning, Small Business Succession & ProbateChoice of Entity, Elections, Income & Estate Tax Planning, Tax Dispute Resolution, Captive InsuranceAtlanta's small business advisor for tax, finance, asset protection, succession planning & risk mngtMetro Atlanta's Choice For Probate & Probate Litigation
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2012||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2014 Avvo Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Tax Scholar Award||State Bar of Georgia||2011|
|Tax Clinic Fellow||Georgia State University College of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic||2011|
|Attorney, President||The Abernethy Law Firm, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Legal Intern||Counsel of Superior Court Judges||2012 - 2012|
|Graduate Research Assistant||Georgia State University College Of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic||2009 - 2011|
|Case Clerk||Kutak Rock, LLP||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2012 - Present|
|$3MM Stock Redemption||Closed on target and structured in a manner to minimize taxes and preserve S corporation status.|
|$30M+ Manufacturing Asset Sale||Deal closed on target date for full purchase price offered in LOI|
|IRS Appeals||Settled for net federal income tax savings of over $948,500|
|See all legal cases|
|University of California-Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law & Policy||Environmental Preservation and the Fifth Amendment: The Use and Limits of Conservation Easements by Regulatory Taking and Eminent Domain||2014|
|Washington and Lee University of Law Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment||Environmental Protection or Mineral Theft: Potential Application of the Fifth Amendment Takings Clause to U.S. Termination of Unpatented Mining Claims||2013|
|University of California-Davis Business Law Journal||Repeat as Necessary: Historical IRS Policy Weapons to Combat Conduit Captive Insurance Company Deductible Purchases of Life Insurance||2012|
|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Auburn University, Auburn||Finance||BSBA||2007|
|The Lovett School||N/A||N/A||2003|
Posted by Robert
My wife and I are new to Atlanta and we unfortunately found ourselves in a situation requiring an attorney. We had a dispute with a contractor over money due for work not completed based on a contract we had agreed upon in writing. Not knowing what attorney to choose. I took a recommendation from a coworker to call Mr. Abernethy and experienced an immediate response effectively explaining my legal rights with a clear strategy of how to legally respond with this contractor. I can’t say enough about how this one phone call started the process that lifted all fears that my wife and I were challenged with.
Posted by Nick
Matt Abernethy is a great lawyer and I highly recommend using his services. He is very intelligent and has an in depth knowledge of the law. I have used him as my corporate attorney to help with Taxes, Contracts, negotiating and drafting Licensing Agreements, Developing and Growing my business, and Asset Protection planning. Matt has a great understanding of business, economics, and finance in addition to his expertise in law. He has provided me with really sound advice and direction for my business and we have worked together to formulate a 5 year business plan ranging from distributorship, marketing and manufacturing. He has guided me in the business, finance and legal structures needed to develop and grow my brand. I can't say enough about how helpful he has been. Highly recommended attorney.
Posted by Marilyn
I came to him to dissolve a corporation. He handled it very quickly and professionally. I would use him again without hesitation for any legal affairs that I may have in the futuree.
Posted by anonymous
Matt gave me exceptional service when I needed him most.
Very knowledgable & even more professional!
Posted by Eleanor
We have hired other top tier tax attorneys (tax teams even) in the past that "do the job". However, no one has compared to the experience of working with Matt and his firm. Matt helped us with a complex tax problem, spanning multiple years, meeting our goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Matt remained client-focused throughout and took the time to fully understand our problems and goals. Matt delivers unparalleled legal results--he is a true professional.
Shaun Yancey, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is an extremely knowledgeable and thorough tax and business attorney in the Atlanta area. His reputation for providing accurate, client-oriented services is unparalleled. Matthew is a true professional who can be trusted to consistently perform at an outstanding level.
Cash, Check, Credit card