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John Nail



College of Charleston, B.S. Economics 2008

Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. 2014, Honors: Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Wake Forest Law Review - Executive Editor


North Carolina Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2019 and 2020)

North Carolina Legal Elite - Tax and Estate Planning (2016); Young Guns (2018 and 2019)

Bar Admissions

North Carolina

Court Admissions

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court


John is an associate in the Tax Controversy and Litigation section in Atlanta, Georgia. His practice focuses on representing clients in all levels of their matters with the IRS, from examination and appeals to litigation in the U.S. Tax Court and Federal District Court.

John has significant experience that allows him to effectively counsel clients in tax matters. Some areas in which he has assisted clients include disallowed deductions for charitable contributions, executive compensation, and bad business debts; employment tax compliance; state sales and use tax audits; and collection activities. John also has experience counseling high net worth individuals and corporate clients on issues related to tax, estate, and business planning.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section