Daniel R. McKeithen

Daniel R. McKeithen: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP


Danny McKeithen advises clients on federal tax planning and controversies, real estate structuring and transactions, partnerships, fund formations, and inbound and outbound direct investments. He counsels both public and private real estate investment trusts (REITs), including clients that use these structures in the timber and forest products industry.

In the corporate area, Danny structures taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, liquidations, recapitalizations, and spin-offs and other distributions. His work has included innovative transactions using Up-C and UPREIT structures, installment sales and multi-party like-kind exchanges. His clients include large multinational corporations as well as closely held companies of all sizes, including several large S corporations. Danny provides counsel on the full range of corporate tax issues, including the detailed rules governing the carryover and use of net operating losses and other tax attributes, the special tax rules applicable in bankruptcy and out-of-court workout situations, and the complex issues that arise in transactions among affiliated and related parties.

Danny’s practice also includes obtaining private letter rulings from the IRS for clients on novel transactional issues, as well as representing clients throughout the audit process, at the IRS Appeals office, and in tax litigation matters.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of litigation & controversy - tax (2012-2018),tax law (2008-2018), and timber law (2008-2018)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004-2006)

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Tax
  • Timber & Forest Products
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Federal Tax
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Agribusiness
  • Natural Resources

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B.
Law School Attended:
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
Year of First admission:
1986, Georgia

Professional Activities

Member, Committee on Corporate Tax, Taxation Section, American Bar Association
Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)

Birth Information:
Fayetteville, North Carolina, January 27, 1960
Payment Information:
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