Richard C. Litwin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Litwin Law Firm, PC
 | 1742 Mount Vernon Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30338
Phone: 678-990-0600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business
Attorney Profile

Attorney Richard C. Litwin of The Litwin Law Firm, PC, in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicates his practice to state and federal tax laws. He assists clients in the Atlanta area with issues involving corporate income tax, local county tax, personal income tax, property tax and more.

Mr. Litwin is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. He has been admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia since 1987. His prior legal experience includes time spent as an assistant attorney general in the tax section of Georgia's Office of the Attorney General.

Recognized for his accomplishments in the legal profession, Mr. Litwin is rated AV Preeminent,* the highest possible rating, by the attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell. Georgia Trend magazine named Mr. Litwin one of Georgia's legal elite in tax, trusts and estates in four separate years, and he has also been featured in the publication "The Best Lawyers in America" several years in a row.

Professional organizations that Mr. Litwin belongs to, include the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. He has served as a presenter on tax-related topics for various conferences and seminars over the course of his career, and has also authored articles on tax issues for many notable publications.

Mr. Litwin has also held roles for the Georgia Department of Revenue including co-moderator of the organization's attorney liaison committee and member of the organization's business advisory committee. He also served as a member of a special task force formed by the organization related to regulations on consolidated income tax returns.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
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Tax (100%): Tax Law

Focus Areas

Tax: Tax Law

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About Richard Litwin

Admitted 1987, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.litwinlaw.net/attorney-profile/richard-c-litwin

Honors and Awards:

  • Top Rated Lawyers in Tax Law (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell), 2012 & 2013, 2012
  • Georgia Trend Magazine's 2005, 2011, 2013 & 2014 Legal Elite in Tax, Trusts and Estates
  • 2011 & 2012 Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Georgia Super Lawyer 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Georgia's Top-Rated Lawyers (2012 ed.- pub. of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Report).

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Georgia, Unlicensed Practice of Law Standing Committee, 2013
  • State Bar of Georgia, Unlicensed Practice of Law District 4 Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association CLE, Board of Trustees, 2008 - 2011
  • Georgia Department of Revenue Business Advisory Committee, Member, 2007 - 2008
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Board of Directors, 2000 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Chair, 2004 - 2005
  • Co-Moderator, Georgia Department of Revenue Attorney Liaison Committee
  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia Tax Section's Georgia Tax Court Task Force
  • State Bar of Georgia, Section of Taxation, Chair, 2002 - 2003
  • Georgia, 1987
  • Member, Georgia Department of Revenue Liaison Committee
  • Past member, Georgia Department of Revenue Business Advisory Committee 
  • Chairperson, Atlanta Bar Association Taxation Section
  • State Bar of Georgia Section of Taxation, Education Committee
  • Chairperson, State Bar of Georgia Section of Taxation, 2001-2002
  • Member, GA Dept. of Revenue Business Advisory Committee, 2007 - 2009
  • Member, Georgia Department of Revenue Special Task Force on Consolidated Income Tax Return Regulations
  • State Bar of Georgia, Section of Taxation, Chair, 2001-2002
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Section of Taxation
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Practice of Law District 4 Committee, 2007-2013
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Tax & Fiduciary Law Section, Board Member, 2005-present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Tax & Fiduciary Law Section, Chair, 2004-2005
  • Member, GA Dept. of Revenue Attorney Liaison Committee, Co-Chair, 2011-2014
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia Section of Taxation Tax Court Task Force
  • Member, North Atlanta Tax Council

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • March 21, 2014, Lecturer/ Author, Georgia State Tax Update, North Atlanta Tax Council, 2014
  • The Tax Tribunal Act of 2012; January 21, 2014, Lecturer/ Author, State Tax Litigation in Georgia, Georgia Society of CPA's - Atlanta Chapter, 2014
  • State Tax Issues for Nonprofit Organizations Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2013
  • Atlanta, Georgia - August 29, 2013, Lecturer/ Author, Georgia State Tax Update, Georgia's Society of CPA's Southeastern Accounting Show, 2013
  • The Tax Tribunal Act of 2012 - Atlanta, Georgia - September 13, 2013, Lecturer/ Author, State Tax Litigation in Georgia, Georgia Society of CPA's CPE Days, 2013
  • The Tax Tribunal Act of 2012 - Atlanta, Georgia - September 17, 2013, Lecturer/ Author, Georgia State Tax Update and State Tax Litigation in Georgia, Georgia Society of CPA's - Gwinnett Chapter, 2013
  • The Tax Tribunal Act of 2012 - Dalton, Georgia - September 19, 2013, Lecturer/ Author, State Tax Litigation in Georgia, Georgia Society of CPA's - Northwest Georgia Chapter, 2013
  • The Tax Tribunal Act of 2012 - October 17, 2013, Lecturer/ Author, State Tax Litigation in Georgia, Georgia Society of CPA's - North Atlanta Chapter, 2013
  • Atlanta - November 7, 2013 Savannah - December 6, 2013, Lecturer/ Author, Georgia State Tax Update, Georgia Society of CPA's Georgia Tax Forum, 2013
  • December 10, 2013, Lecturer/ Author, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, 2013
  • Lecturer, Bankruptcy Court's Jurisdiction Over State Corporate Officer Assessment Proceedings, Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators (SEATA) Lawyers Workshop, 1994
  • Lecturer, Collection of Trust Fund Taxes During Bankruptcy Proceedings, National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Bankruptcy Lawyer's Workshop, 1995
  • Lecturer/Author, Effective Representation Before the IRS Collection Division in Georgia, National Business Institute, Inc., March 3, 1996
  • Lecturer, Various Tax Topics, for In-House Continuing Professional Education, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, P.C., July 10, 1996
  • Lecturer/Author, "When Bankruptcy Law Meets Tax Law: Discharge-ability of Tax Claims Under 523 and Treatment of Tax Claims Under 1129(a)(9) in Business Reorganizations", Atlanta Bar Association, Tax and Bankruptcy Sections, March 18, 1997
  • Lecturer, Various Tax Topics, for In-House Continuing Professional Education, Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen, P.C., July 30, 1997
  • Lecturer/Author, "What Every Non-Tax Lawyer Should Know about Discharge of Taxes in Individual Bankruptcies and Repayment of Taxes in Business Reorganizations", CLE seminar Hot Tax Topics for Non-Tax Attorneys, State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting, June 12, 1997
  • Lecturer, Various Tax Topics, for In-House Continuing Professional Education, Tauber & Balser, P.C., August 19, 1997
  • Lecturer/Author, Taxation for the General Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, September 5, 1997
  • Lecturer, Investor Accounting and Tax Issues, Real Property Taxation and Tax Appeals, Georgia Mortgage Bankers Association Seminar, September 9, 1997
  • Lecturer, Income Taxation of the Bankruptcy Estate: Availability of the Exclusion under I.R.C. 121 as Amended by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, Meeting of Northern District of Georgia Bankruptcy Panel Trustees, May 28, 1998
  • Lecturer/Author, Taxation for the General Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, September 17, 1998
  • Lecturer/Author, , "Income Taxation of the Bankruptcy Estate: Availability of the Exclusion under I.R.C. 121", National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees 1999 Annual Conference, August 31, 1999
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Emerging Tax Issues for the Non-Tax Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, September 16, 1999
  • Lecturer/Author, "State Taxation of Pass-Through Entities: Georgia Withholding Requirements on Distributions to Nonresident Partners, LLC Members and S Corporation Shareholders", Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Roundtable, September 28, 1999
  • Lecturer/Author, "Nexus and the Constitutional Restrictions on State Taxing Powers", Aarons Grant & Habif, P.C. In-House Continuing Professional Education, November 8, 1999
  • Lecturer/Author, Real Property Foreclosure, ICLE Seminar, April 14, 2000
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State And Local Taxation, Lorman Education Services, June 2, 2000
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Emerging Tax Issues for the Non-Tax Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, September 14, 2000
  • Lecturer/Author, "Real Property Taxation and Tax Appeals", Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Round Table, September 26, 2000
  • Lecturer/Author, Advanced Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, January 23, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia Property Tax: An Overview and Update, Lorman Education Services, March 28, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, "Property Tax Appeals in Georgia", Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Conference, June 22, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, July 31, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax for Manufacturers, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, August 15, 2001
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Emerging Tax Issues for the Non-Tax Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, September 13, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, "Enforcement of Property Tax Liens and Transfers of Tax Executions in Georgia", Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Round Table, September 25, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, Buying and Selling Privately Held Businesses, ICLE Seminar, September 28, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia Sales and Use Tax, Lorman Education Services, October 18, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, Advanced Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, January 24, 2002
  • Program Chair, Dealing with the IRS, ICLE Seminar, March 1, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, "Maximizing Returns To Creditors By Challenging Tax Claims In Bankruptcy Court", Region 21 Trustee Association, United States Trustee - Region 21, Trustee Training Seminar, May 3, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia: A Beginner's Basic Course, Lorman Education Services, July 31, 2002
  • Co-Author/Lecturer, Does Your Client Owe Federal/State Back Taxes/Legal Eagles Lunch and Learn CLE Series, Atlanta Bar Association, August 9, 2002
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Emerging Issues In Tax Law, ICLE Seminar, Atlanta, September 12, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, "Contractors'/Subcontractors' Sales And Use Tax Obligations", Georgia, Society of CPA's Real Estate Round Table, September 24, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia: A Beginner's Basic Course, Lorman Education Services, November 7, 2002
  • Co-Author/Lecturer, Atlanta Bar Association Section of Taxation - Lunch Seminar, Emergence of the Georgia Consumer Use Tax, November 19, 2002
  • Lecturer, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia: A Beginner's Basic Course, Lorman Education Services, November 7, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, Pitfalls and Planning Opportunities, Georgia Sales and Use Tax, Tax Executives Institute, December 18, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, Hot Sales Tax Topics - The Seven Items Every CPA Needs to Know, Georgia Society of CPA's Tax Forum, 2003
  • Lecturer/Author, What Builders Need to Know About Sales and Use Tax Obligations, Georgia, Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, January 15, 2003
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Athens, Georgia, July 30, 2003
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, ICLE seminar Emerging Issues In Tax Law, September 12, 2003
  • Lecturer/Author, Maintaining Order on the Georgia Department of Revenue's New Collection Frontier, Georgia Society of CPA's Tax Forum, Atlanta and Savannah, 2004
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Savannah, Georgia, November 18, 2004
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Dealing with the Georgia Department of Revenue, ICLE Seminar, Atlanta, December 9, 2004
  • Lecturer/Author, Real Property Tax Appeals in Georgia, Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Round Table, February 22, 2005
  • Lecturer/Author, The Georgia Department of Revenue: A Practitioner's Perspective, North Atlanta Tax Council, Atlanta, March 11, 2005
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, Georgia, May 19, 2005
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Dealing with the Georgia Department of Revenue, ICLE Seminar, Atlanta, December 1, 2005
  • Lecturer/Author, Hot Topics in Georgia State Taxation, Georgia Society of CPA's Tax Forum, 2006
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia's Income Tax Withholding Requirements on Distributions to Nonresident Members of Partnerships, LLC's and S Corps, ICLE Real Property Law Institute, Destin, Florida, May 5, 2006
  • Lecturer/Author, Tax and Non-Tax State Residency Selection, Georgia Federal Tax Conference, Atlanta, June 7, 2006
  • Lecturer/Author, Advanced Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, July 13, 2006
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, July 19, 2006
  • Lecturer/Author, Emerging Issues in Georgia Department of Revenue Compliance and Enforcement, Atlanta Alumni of Revenue Agents, September 5, 2006
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Hot Tax Topics for Business Attorneys, ICLE Seminar, December 14, 2006
  • Lecturer/Author, Look before Crossing: A Primer and Update on Nexus and Federal Constraints on State Taxing Powers, Georgia Society of CPA's Tax Forum, Atlanta and Savannah, 2007
  • Program Chairperson, Dealing with the IRS, ICLE Seminar, December 13, 2007
  • Lecturer/Author, Major Developments in Georgia Taxation, Georgia Society of CPA's Tax Forum, Atlanta and Savannah, Fall, 2008
  • Lecturer/Author, Nexus and Restraints on State Taxation, 25th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, January 5, 2008
  • Lecturer/Author, Multistate Taxation: Income, Sales and Use and Beyond, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, January 31, 2008
  • Lecturer/Author, Advanced Sales and Use Tax in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, May 13, 2008
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, (Presentation Title-State Department of Revenue Tax Collections), Hot Tax Topics for Business Attorneys, ICLE seminar, Atlanta, December 11, 2008
  • Lecturer/Author, (Presentation Title - Sate and Local Tax Update - Georgia), Atlanta, Southeast Business Tax Forum's Taxation of Business Transactions, May 19, 2009
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia Nonresident Withholding Requirements Imposed on Pass-Through Entities, 2009 Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Conference, Atlanta, June 18, 2009
  • Lecturer/Author, Hot State Tax Topics , Georgia Society of CPA's Tax Forum, Atlanta and Savannah, 2010
  • Lecturer/Author, State Tax Update, North Atlanta Tax Council, Atlanta, November 19, 2010
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, ICLE seminar, Hot Tax Topics for Business Attorneys, Atlanta, December 17, 2010
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, January 19, 2011
  • Lecturer, State Tax Issues Facing Manufacturers with Sales to Georgia Customers, National Leisure Living Manufacturers Credit Group, Atlanta Meeting, January 21, 2011
  • Lecturer/Author, Multistate Sales and Use Tax: Georgia and Alabama, Lorman Education Services, August 2, 2011
  • Lecturer, State Tax Issues Facing Manufacturers with Sales to Georgia Customers, National Metal Buildings & Components Credit Group, Atlanta Meeting, September 16, 2011
  • Lecturer/Author, Enforcement of Georgia Nonresident Withholding Requirements, Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Roundtable, September 27, 2011
  • Lecturer/Author, Update on Georgia Taxation, Best of CLE, The Seminar Group, November 29, 2011
  • Program Chairperson, Dealing with the IRS, ICLE seminar, December 16, 2011
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, January 19, 2012
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State Tax Update, North Atlanta Tax Council, February 17, 2012
  • Lecturer/Author, Multistate Taxation, Lorman Education Services, July 25, 2012
  • Program Chairperson, Ad Valorem Property Taxation in Georgia, ICLE Seminar, December 20, 2012
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State Tax Update, North Atlanta Tax Council, February 15, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, "State Tax Issues for Nonprofit Organizations," ICLE seminar, 10th Annual Nonprofit Law Seminar, Atlanta, March 14, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, "State Sales Tax Issues for HVAC Contractors," Conditioned Air Association of Georgia Annual Conference, Calloway Gardens, Georgia, March 22, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, "A New Dawn for State Tax Litigation in Georgia – The Tax Tribunal Act of 2012," ICLE seminar, New Tax Laws: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know, Atlanta, April 25, 2013
  • State Sales Tax Issues for HVAC Contractors Conditioned Air Association of Georgia Annual Conference, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State Tax Update, Georgia Society of CPA's Southeastern Accounting Show, Atlanta, August 29, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, State Tax Litigation in Georgia - The Tax Tribunal Act of 2012, Georgia Society of CPA's CPE Days, Atlanta, Georgia, September 13, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State Tax Update and State Tax Litigation in Georgia - The Tax Tribunal Act of 2012, Georgia Society of CPA's – Gwinnett Chapter, Atlanta, September 17, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, State Tax Litigation in Georgia - The Tax Tribunal Act of 2012, Georgia Society of CPA's – Northwest Georgia Chapter, Dalton, Georgia, September 19, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, State Tax Litigation in Georgia - The Tax Tribunal Act of 2012, Georgia Society of CPA's – North Atlanta Chapter, Marietta, Georgia, October 17, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State Tax Update, Georgia Society of CPA's Georgia Tax Forum, Atlanta (November 7, 2013) and Savannah (December 6, 2013)
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, December 10, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, State Tax Litigation in Georgia - The Tax Tribunal Act of 2012, Georgia Society of CPA's – Atlanta Chapter, Marietta, Georgia, January 21, 2014
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State Tax Update, North Atlanta Tax Council, March 21, 2014
  • Lecturer/Author, State Tax Litigation in Georgia – A Primer on the Tax Tribunal Act of 2012, 13th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina/Georgia Tax Section Workshops, Kiawah Island Golf Resort (May 23-25, 2014)
  • Lecturer/Author, State Tax Update, Georgia Society of CPA's Georgia Tax Forum, Atlanta (November 6, 2014) and Savannah (December 5, 2014)
  • Lecturer/Author, The Georgia Tax Tribunal Act of 2012, Georgia Society of CPA's – North Perimeter Chapter (August 19, 2014), Northeast Georgia Chapter (January 8, 2015)
  • Lecturer/Author, State Tax Update, Georgia Society of CPA's – North Perimeter Chapter (Jan. 20, 2015)
  • Lecturer, Independent Contractor Misclassification/Residency for State Income Tax Purposes, Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators 2015 Annual Conference (July 21, 2015)
  • Lecturer/Author, Tax Traps for the Real Estate Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, Atlanta, December 17, 2015
  • "Enforcement of Georgia Consumer Use Tax Begins in Earnest with Dentists", GDA Action - the Journal of the Georgia Dental Association, August, 2004
  • Author: "Maximizing Returns to Creditors by Challenging Tax Claims in Bankruptcy Court," NAB Talk, Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 2003.
  • Co-Author: "Alabama Appeals Court Reverses Course on Sourcing Nonresident Income," Journal of State Taxation, September-October 2010  
  • Co-Author, "The Georgia Tax Tribunal Act of 2012," Georgia Bar Journal, Vol. 18, No.4, December 2012
  • Co-Author: "Maximizing Returns for Estate Creditors by Minimizing Taxes," NABTalk, Vol. 16, No. 3, Fall 2000
  • Author: "Borrowing from the Taxpayer: State and Local Tax Claims in Bankruptcy," American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review (Spring 1996)
  • Author: "New Tax Laws Affecting Home Sales Give Chapter 7 Trustees Long-Overdue Relief," Bankruptcy Court Decisions, Vol. 32, No. 20 (July 28, 1998).
  • Author: "Trust Fund Tax Obligations in Business Bankruptcies," Georgia Bar Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2 (October 1997).
  • Author: "Personal Liability for State Trust Fund Taxes in Georgia," Calendar Call, Vol. V, No. 2, Summer 2001.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Haysman v. Georgia Department of Revenue (In re Haysman), 432 B.R. 336 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. 2010)
  • Haysman v. Georgia Department of Revenue (In re Haysman), 2009 WL 6499211 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. 2009)

Educational Background:

  • University of South Carolina, B.S. degree, cum laude, in Economics

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Telecom
  • Transportation
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    Suite 300
    Atlanta, GA 30338

    Phone: 678-990-0600

     

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