Carolyn W. Schott

Carolyn W. Schott: Attorney with Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison


Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Non-Profit/Charities Law ( since 2012); Tax Litigation & Controversy (2013, 2014); Trusts & Estates Litigation (2013, 2014). Speaker: "How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in Compliance", National Business Institute Seminar, Nashville, Tennessee (July 2010); "Digital Age SALT Issues - Applying Old Rules to New Technology", Council on State Taxation Southeast Regional State Tax Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee (June 2010); "What? We Owe State Taxes? Application of Tennessee Tax Laws to Tax-exempt Entities", 5th Annual Friends Conference, Tennessee State Parks, Pickwick Landing State Park, Tennessee (October 2008); "Role of the Corporate Board Member", CABLE Women on Boards Initiative Seminar, Nashville, Tennessee (2008). Co-author and Speaker, "Current Trends and Hot Issues in Central Assessment: Treatment of Intangibles", Institute for Professionals in Taxation, 31st Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida (2007); "Current Issues for Centrally Assessed Taxpayers", Institute for Professionals in Taxation, 28th Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C. (2004). Author: "Tax-Exempt! Not so Fast. A Primer for the Non-Tax Lawyer about Taxes on Nonprofits and Tax-exempt Organizations", Tennessee Bar Journal, February 2007. Co-Author: "Sink or Swim: New Law Lets Charities Back in the Game, but Complex Rules May Put Fundraising Efforts Off Course", Tennessee Bar Journal, July 2004. The Annual Wichita Program, Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation for Communications, Energy and Transportation Properties, Wichita Kansas (Moderator, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; Speaker, 2002, 2005, 2010). Board Member: Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville (2009-2014); Fifty Forward (2009-2014); Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (2007-2008); Breakfast Club of Nashville (President, 2013). Executive Advisory Council Member, Southern Automotive Women's Forum (2010-2012). Coach and Volunteer, Girls on Track, Nashville (2009-2010).

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Taxation - State and Local
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Estate Planning/Probate
  • Taxation - Federal Income
  • Litigation
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Ethics and Crisis Management
  • Commercial/Business Litigation
  • Employment & Other
  • Oil & Gas

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
615-742-4589  Phone
615-742-4539  Fax
University Attended:
Hollins College, B.A., cum laude, 1989; University of Kansas, M.A., Philosophy, 1993; Grand Valley State University, M.S., Taxation, 2002
Law School Attended:
University of Kansas, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
1994, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 2006, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; 1996, U.S. Tax Court; 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; 1994, Michigan; 2002, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan (9th Circuit Representative, Representative Assembly, 2000-2001); Nashville Estate Planning Council; Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women; Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (Director-at-Large, 1997-1999); The Annual Wichita Program, Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation for Communications, Energy and Transportation Properties (Program Committee Member, 2006-2013; Presenter, 2002, 2005, 2006).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Other
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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