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He helps clients resolve federal and North Carolina tax controversies, and also assists with tax planning.
Mike recently was part of a team of lawyers that successfully represented Home Concrete & Supply, LLC before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court (Home Concrete & Supply, et. al v. United States, (April 25, 2012) Case No. 11-139) in a case in which the Supreme Court upheld the three-year statute of limitations on tax assessments and ruled that treasury regulations promulgated by the U.S. Treasury were invalid under the principles of Chevron, U.S.A. v. National Resources Defense Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (1984).
In the executive compensation arena, Mike has worked closely with lawyers in the Employee Benefits Practice Group to evaluate tax issues relating to various executive compensation plans, including non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, severance plans, split-dollar life insurance arrangements and Internal Revenue Code Section 409A compliance.
In addition to his tax practice, Mike assists clients with both tax and non-tax legislative and regulatory interpretation and drafting to assist clients in their planning, public affairs and lobbying efforts.
Legislative and Regulatory Drafting