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Leading Tax Attorney Joins Parker Poe's Raleigh Office

  • August 08, 2005

The law firm of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that Brian R. Brown has joined the firm as a Partner in the Raleigh office. As a member of Parker Poe’s Tax group, Mr. Brown concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law, taxation, and estate planning.

Mr. Brown has negotiated and drafted documents for a significant number of tax-free and taxable mergers and acquisitions. His practice includes tax planning and general corporate representation of for-profit and not-for-profit business entities and health care groups. Additionally, his practice involves representation of start-up corporations as well as general representation of these entities on a wide-range of issues, including, without limitation, health care issues. In addition to Mr. Brown’s business practice, he practices estate planning and administration.

William P. Farthing, Jr., Managing Partner of Parker Poe states, “Brian Brown is a tremendously accomplished tax practitioner and we are delighted to augment the depth and breadth of our tax practice with his competencies. Brian’s current clients will benefit from the extraordinary capabilities of our firm in the Carolinas, and our clients will quickly benefit from his unique tax and estate skills. We are excited to have him join our firm.”

Mr. Brown received his LL.M from Georgetown University (1988), his J.D. from Emory University School of Law (1979) and a B.A., with distinction, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1974). He is admitted to practice law in North Carolina, Georgia, and the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Parker Poe, Mr. Brown was a Partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP currently has more than 160 lawyers, with five offices in the Carolinas. Parker Poe has North Carolina offices in Charlotte and Raleigh and South Carolina offices in Charleston, Columbia and Spartanburg. The firm provides a complete range of legal services and has extensive experience in antitrust and business torts, banking and finance, bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, corporate and commercial law, employee benefits, employment, environmental, government, health care, international, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, real estate and commercial development, securities, tax and torts, trial and insurance.