Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry announces the election of Atlanta attorney John Hackney to shareholder at the firm. As a member of the firm’s Tax Controversy & Litigation practice, Hackney represents individuals and businesses in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities. He focuses his practice on a range of tax issues, including Section 469 passive activity losses, gift tax, valuation issues, captive insurance, accounting method issues, Section 1031 “like-kind exchanges” and section 183 hobby losses.
“John’s hard work and dedication to his clients and the community have contributed significantly to the success of the firm as well as the growth of the Atlanta office,” said Wayne Risoli, managing shareholder of Chamberlain Hrdlicka. “His elevation to shareholder is well deserved, and a testament to his commitment to delivering excellent client service and achieving outstanding results for his clients. We are pleased to have him join our shareholder ranks.”
Hackney counsels clients on their tax matters before the IRS and represents taxpayers before all levels of the review process, including during audits, the Office of Appeals, the Office of Chief Counsel and at the U.S. Tax Court. His clients range from small businesses to large corporate clients, and he also advises individuals.
Hackney previously served as a clerk for the Honorable Judge Thomas B. Wells of the U.S. Tax Court. Prior to attending law school, he also gained valuable experience in the tax arena as a CPA for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Hackney is admitted to practice in the Georgia Superior Court, the Georgia Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court.
He earned his undergraduate and masters in accounting degrees from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Georgia.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a diversified business law firm with offices in Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia and San Antonio. The firm represents both public and private companies, as well as individuals and family-owned businesses across the nation. The firm offers counsel in tax planning and tax controversy, corporate, securities and finance, employment law and employee benefits, energy law, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, international and immigration law, commercial and business litigation, real estate and construction law.