Working in Georgia and throughout the country, Scott Wright helps his clients minimize tax liability and protect their interests in regards to state and local tax issues. He has an extensive knowledge of sales and use taxes, income taxes and property taxes; he also handles cases involving utility taxes, employment taxes, transfer taxes and gross receipts taxes.
Scott monitors state rulings, legislation and court decisions that impact taxpayers and guides his clients in a broad range of substantive issues, from business restructuring and transactional tax planning to constitutional questions such as nexus, discrimination against interstate commerce and unitary combination. He represents clients from numerous industries, including manufacturing, health care, energy, banking and finance, insurance, transportation, timber and retail.
Sutherland challenges Georgia income tax assessment for bank holding company.
Sutherland obtains Georgia hi-tech tax exemption for client and $2 million refund.
Sutherland wins a tax refund for an airport food-service company in constitutional challenge.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of tax (2010-2015)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of litigation & controversy - tax (2012-2016) and tax law(2009-2016)
Recipient, ABC Pro Bono Award for service to the nonprofit community, State Bar of Georgia (2001)
Honorable H. Theodore Milburn, U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit.