Atlanta attorneys voted for Hale Sheppard as 2023 Lawyer of the Year in Tax and Tax Litigation and Controversy through US News' Best Lawyers in America®
Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to announce that Atlanta-based Shareholder Hale E. Sheppard was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta in two areas, Tax and Tax Litigation and Controversy, for the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America® were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 145 practice areas.
"Lawyer of the Year" honorees receive this award based on their extremely high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions. john.The 2023 edition of the publication is available today at www.bestlawyers.com.
Sheppard is a shareholder in the Tax Controversy Section and chair of the International Tax Section of Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Atlanta. He defends individuals and businesses during tax audits, appeals and litigation. He has participated in over 150 cases with the Tax Court and obtained dozens of positive Private Letter Rulings for clients. Sheppard holds five college degrees. At the University of Kansas, he earned a B.S., with distinction, M.A., with honors and a J.D. He later received an LL.M. degree in international law, with highest distinction, from the University of Chile. Finally, Sheppard obtained an LL.M. degree in tax from the University of Florida, where he was a graduate tax scholar. During his studies, Sheppard served as a graduate editor of the Florida Tax Review and a member of the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy. He has been recognized as a leader in tax litigation for many years by Chambers USA, Legal 500, Georgia Super Lawyers and other respected organizations, and he was inducted into the American College of Tax Counsel.
Sheppard ranks among the most active tax writers in the country, publishing over 200 articles in top tax journals and law reviews, both in the United States and abroad. He has held leadership positions in many professional organizations, including as editor of several national publications and president of the Tax Section of the Georgia Bar.
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