Alyssa Maloof Whatley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Wiggam & Geer, LLC
 | 50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 1150
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-233-9800
Fax: 404-974-3486
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (60%),
  • Tax: Consumer (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    Alyssa Maloof Whatley is a partner at Atlanta, Georgia-based Wiggam & Geer, LLC. She divides her practice between tax law matters and consumer and business bankruptcy, representing clients throughout the greater metropolitan area.

    As an undergraduate, Ms. Whatley attended the University of Georgia on a HOPE scholarship, and she majored in international affairs and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 2010. She then went on to pursue her legal education at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, and while she was there she interned with a member of the U.S. House of Representatives as well as for a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2015. Ms. Whatley has been admitted to practice in Georgia since 2015.

    Ms. Whatley’s federal and state tax practice has included audit defense, offers in compromise, payroll and employment taxes, tax assessment challenges, collection avoidance, voluntary compliance, tax lien removal, and the negotiation of settlement agreements. She has appeared on behalf of people and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service and the Georgia Department of Revenue, among other agencies. In her bankruptcy practice, Ms. Whatley represents consumers as well as companies that are struggling to deal with their overwhelming financial obligations and are seeking debt relief. Her experience in this regard has encompassed petitions that have been filed pursuant to Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13, including the preparation and submission of repayment and reorganization plans.

    Highly regarded by her colleagues, Ms. Whatley has received an “Excellent” peer-review rating through Avvo. Her professional affiliations have included the Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Group and the Atlanta Bar Association.

    We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Tax: Business
    • 40%Tax: Consumer

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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    About Alyssa Whatley

    Admitted: 2015, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://wiggamgeer.com/alyssa-whatley/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2019
    • The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less., Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2018
    • Based on Client Ratings, Clients Choice Award, AVVO, 2020
    • Based on Client Ratings, Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2019
    • Based on client ratings., Client's Choice Awards, AVVO, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
    • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
    • Member, State Bar of Georgia
    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, Tax Law Section
    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
    • President, Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group
    • United States Tax Court
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
    • State of Georgia

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presentation regarding discharge ability of tax debt in Chapter 7s and 13s, Tax Liens, Interest on Tax Debt, Reading Tax Transcripts, and More., Speaker, I know the 3yr/2yr/240 Day Rule, Tell Me What's Next, NACBA's 27th Annual Convention, Bankruptcy/Tax, 2019
    • Bankruptcy and Tax Discharge ability, Post Discharge Tax Issues, and Alternatives to Bankruptcy, Speaker, Bankruptcy Basics, Advance Tax, and Advance Tax 11, NACBA Annual Members Conference Puerto Rico, Bankruptcy, Tax, 2019
    • Review of the New 2018 Tax Cut and Jobs Act, Speaker, Avast Yet! Benefits of the New Tax Law & Applicability to Solo Practitioners, NACBA Summit at the Sea Cuba, Tax, 2018
    • 2018 National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), Bankruptcy Broncoville: Tax Litigation, 2018, Speaker, Bankruptcy Broncoville: Tax Litigation, 26th Annual NACBA Convention, Bankruptcy, Tax, 2018
    • Cobb County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, IRS Programs and Alternatives to Bankruptcy, 2017, Speaker, IRS Programs and Alternatives to Bankruptcy, Cobb County Bar Association, Bankruptcy, Tax, 2017
    • Cobb County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Annual CLE, Dealing with the Internal Revenue Service to Avoid Potential Pitfalls, 2017, Speaker, Dealing with the Internal Revenue Service to Avoid Potential Pitfalls, Cobb County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Annual CLE, Bankruptcy, Tax, 2017
    • United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Georgia: Bench and Bar Committee Lunch and Learn Program, Bankruptcy & Taxes, 2017, Speaker, Bankruptcy & Taxes, United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Georgia: Bench and Bar Committee, Bankruptcy, Tax, 2017
    • MACBAG & The W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court Joint Program, Not So Fast My Friend: Pitfalls and Risks of Attempts to Avoid Creditors Through Self-Settled Trust, Asset Protection and Spendthrift Trust, and Willful Evasion of Taxes, 2017, Speaker, Not So Fast My Friend: Pitfalls and Risks of Attempts to Avoid Creditors Through Self-Settled Trust, Asset Protection and Spendthrift Trust, and Willful Evasion of Taxes, Bankruptcy/Tax, 2017

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • IRS Agreed - Accepted $6,794.00 Offer resulting in a savings of $64,634.00, 2020
    • IRS Agreed - Service failed to provide procedural due process in assessing willful tax preparer penalties against individual resulting in a complete abatement of civil penalties in the amount of $122,951.81, 2020
    • Georgia Agreed - Accepted $1 Offer for OIC Doubt as to Liability resulting in a reduction of $231,266.51, 2020
    • IRS Agreed - Business Partner Not a Responsible Party, IRS completely abated $93,568 in civil penalties for Trust Fund Recovery Penalty., 2020
    • GA Agreed - Avoided Personal Liability on State Sales Tax Issue of approx. $220,722, 2020
    • IRS Agreed – Balance Adjusted from $23,086.80 to Zero, 2017
    • IRS Agreed - CEO cleared and avoided Trust Fund Recovery Penalty in the amount of $4.3M employment tax., 2017
    • GA Agreed - $1,100.00 as full settlement of Georgia 2007-2018 tax liability in the amount of $388,853.00, 2019
    • IRS Agreed - Federal Penalty Waiver Granted resulting in Savings in the amount of $384,175.99, 2019
    • IRS Agreed – $25.00 as full settlement for $97,004.00 tax liability, 2017
    • $69,067.33 Reduction and Removal of Georgia Tax Lien, 2018

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • 2019 Recipient of Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • University of Georgia, B.A., Major: International Affairs, Honors: cum laude, Honors: HOPE Scholarship Recipient, Honors: Roller Skating Foundation Scholarship Recipient, Honors: Dean’s List, Honors: Sigma Iota Rho, Honors: Alpha Chi Omega
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    50 Hurt Plaza
    Suite 1150
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Phone: 404-233-9800

    Fax: 404-974-3486

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    Last Updated: 9/3/2020

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