Richard C. Litwin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Litwin Law
9040 Roswell Rd, Suite 310
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 678-990-0600
Fax: 678-990-0604
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Tax: Business
Attorney Profile

A tax law attorney with Litwin Law, Richard C. Litwin represents clients in Atlanta, Georgia, and has over 15 years of experience resolving local and state tax issues for both individuals and businesses. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in tax law four different times; Georgia Trend Magazine named him a Legal Elite in Tax, Trusts and Estates four times; and as a reflection of his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

Admitted to practice in the state of Georgia, Mr. Litwin studied at the University of South Carolina to earn his Bachelor of Science and graduated cum laude. He moved on to Emory University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor, and then worked for the Georgia Office of the Attorney General’s tax section as an assistant attorney general.

Mr. Litwin is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the North Atlanta Tax Council, the Georgia Department of Revenue Attorney Liaison Committee, and several committees within these organizations. He has an Avvo “Superb” rating and frequently writes and lectures on matters surrounding personal income tax, property tax, local county tax and income tax.

The current Chairperson of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Taxation Section, Mr. Litwin is also a board member for the Tax & Fiduciary Law Section and a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Continuing Legal Education division. During his long, successful career, he has worked with clients in the transportation industry, the telecom industry, the retail industry, the manufacturing industry and the construction industry.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Tax: Business
Focus Areas

Tax Law

Selections

14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

About Richard C. Litwin

Admitted: 1987, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://litwinlaw.net/about/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer, 2020 Filing for Freedom (helping military personnel with tax filings)
  • At-Large Member – University of South Carolina Board of Visitors, 2016-Present
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Revamped State Regulation Addresses Withholdings on Distributions to Nonresident Members of Pass-Through Entities, Litwin Law, May 2006, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/5_06_Department.pdf
  • Department of Revenue to Discontinue Collection Notices, Litwin Law, January 2006, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Department-of-Revenue-to-Discontinue-Collection-Notices.pdf
  • Criminal Penalties for Failing to Remit, Report or Maintain Records of Sales Taxes, Litwin Law, June 2010, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Criminal-Penalties-for-Failing-to-Remit.pdf
  • Georgia Department of Revenue News: Processing Center Improvements Aimed at Speeding the Paperwork Processing, Litwin Law, June 2007, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/6_07_Department_of_Revenue_Processing_Center.pdf
  • General Assembly Strengthens Criminal Penalties, Litwin Law, August 2007, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/8_06_General_Assembly_Strengthens_Criminal_Penalties.pdf
  • Contractors Sales Tx Obligations, Litwin Law, May 2008, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Contractors-Sales-Tx-Obligations.pdf
  • Sales Tax Refunds Discovered During a Sales Tax Audit, Litwin Law, June 2012, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Sales-Tax-Refunds-Discovered-During-a-Sales-Tax-Audit.pdf
  • The Georgia Society of CPAs “Georgia Residents Moving to Florida: Beware of the Presumption of Continuing Legal Residence”, Georgia Society of CPA’s, January 2016, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/The-Georgia-Society-of-CPAs-2016.pdf
  • Materials Construction Contractors Sales Tax, Litwin Law, September 2012, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/MATERIALS-Construction-Contractors-Sales-Tax-September-2012.pdf
  • The Georgia Tax Tribunal Act of 2012, Litwin Law, December 2012, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ga-tax-tribunal-article.pdf
  • New 1% Sales Tax Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Litwin Law, December 2012, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/New-1-Sales-Tax-Effective-Jan.-1-2013.pdf
  • New Georgia Agricultural Exemption and Certificate of Exemption, Litwin Law, February 2013, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/New-Georgia-Agricultural-Exemption-and-Certificate-of-Exemption.pdf
  • House Bill 932 Clarifies Statutory Withholding Requirement on Payments to Nonresident Subcontractors, Litwin Law, February 2013, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/House-Bill-932.pdf
  • Sales Tax Update – Rebirth of the Good-faith Requirement in Taking Resale Certificates and Exemption Certificates, Litwin Law, July 2013, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Sales-Tax-Update-.pdf
  • Georgia Department Of Revenue’s Revised “Freight And Delivery Charges” Regulation – Effective August 14, 2014, Litwin Law, March 2015, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Georgia-Department-of-Revenue-Updates-Freight-and-Delivery-Charges-Regulation.pdf
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Dealing with the Georgia Department of Revenue, ICLE Seminar, Atlanta, December 9, 2004
  • “Passthrough Entities/Members Beware – Georgia Relief Is Not Absolute”, Tax Notes, September 2017, http://litwinlaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Litwin-8.28.17.pdf
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State Tax Update, North Atlanta Tax Council, February 17, 2012
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, July 31, 2001
  • 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, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Savannah, Georgia, November 18, 2004
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, January 19, 2012
  • Lecturer/Author, "Property Tax Appeals in Georgia", Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Conference, June 22, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, Tax Traps for the Real Estate Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, Atlanta, December 17, 2015
  • Lecturer/Author, State Tax Update, Georgia Society of CPA's Georgia Tax Forum, Atlanta (November 6, 2014) and Savannah (December 5, 2014)
  • 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
  • Program Chairperson, Dealing with the IRS, ICLE seminar, December 16, 2011
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia Property Tax: An Overview and Update, Lorman Education Services, March 28, 2001
  • Lecturer, Independent Contractor Misclassification/Residency for State Income Tax Purposes, Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators 2015 Annual Conference (July 21, 2015)
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, ICLE seminar Emerging Issues In Tax Law, September 12, 2003
  • Lecturer/Author, Update on Georgia Taxation, Best of CLE, The Seminar Group, November 29, 2011
  • Lecturer/Author, Advanced Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, January 23, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, "Real Property Taxation and Tax Appeals", Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Round Table, September 26, 2000
  • Lecturer/Author, State Tax Update, Georgia Society of CPA's – North Perimeter Chapter (Jan. 20, 2015)
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Athens, Georgia, July 30, 2003
  • Lecturer/Author, Enforcement of Georgia Nonresident Withholding Requirements, Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Roundtable, September 27, 2011
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Emerging Tax Issues for the Non-Tax Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, September 14, 2000
  • 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, What Builders Need to Know About Sales and Use Tax Obligations, Georgia, Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, January 15, 2003
  • Lecturer, State Tax Issues Facing Manufacturers with Sales to Georgia Customers, National Metal Buildings & Components Credit Group, Atlanta Meeting, September 16, 2011
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State And Local Taxation, Lorman Education Services, June 2, 2000
  • Author: "Borrowing from the Taxpayer: State and Local Tax Claims in Bankruptcy," American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review (Spring 1996)
  • Lecturer/Author, Hot Sales Tax Topics - The Seven Items Every CPA Needs to Know, Georgia Society of CPA's Tax Forum, 2003
  • Lecturer/Author, Multistate Sales and Use Tax: Georgia and Alabama, Lorman Education Services, August 2, 2011
  • Lecturer/Author, Real Property Foreclosure, ICLE Seminar, April 14, 2000
  • Author: "New Tax Laws Affecting Home Sales Give Chapter 7 Trustees Long-Overdue Relief," Bankruptcy Court Decisions, Vol. 32, No. 20 (July 28, 1998).
  • Lecturer/Author, Pitfalls and Planning Opportunities, Georgia Sales and Use Tax, Tax Executives Institute, December 18, 2002
  • Lecturer, State Tax Issues Facing Manufacturers with Sales to Georgia Customers, National Leisure Living Manufacturers Credit Group, Atlanta Meeting, January 21, 2011
  • Lecturer/Author, "Nexus and the Constitutional Restrictions on State Taxing Powers", Aarons Grant & Habif, P.C. In-House Continuing Professional Education, November 8, 1999
  • Co-Author: "Maximizing Returns for Estate Creditors by Minimizing Taxes," NABTalk, Vol. 16, No. 3, Fall 2000
  • Lecturer, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia: A Beginner's Basic Course, Lorman Education Services, November 7, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, January 19, 2011
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, ICLE seminar, Hot Tax Topics for Business Attorneys, Atlanta, December 17, 2010
  • 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
  • Author: "Personal Liability for State Trust Fund Taxes in Georgia," Calendar Call, Vol. V, No. 2, Summer 2001.
  • Co-Author/Lecturer, Atlanta Bar Association Section of Taxation - Lunch Seminar, Emergence of the Georgia Consumer Use Tax, November 19, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, State Tax Update, North Atlanta Tax Council, Atlanta, November 19, 2010
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Emerging Tax Issues for the Non-Tax Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, September 16, 1999
  • Author: "Maximizing Returns to Creditors by Challenging Tax Claims in Bankruptcy Court," NAB Talk, Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 2003.
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia: A Beginner's Basic Course, Lorman Education Services, November 7, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, Hot State Tax Topics , Georgia Society of CPA's Tax Forum, Atlanta and Savannah, 2010
  • 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
  • Author: "Trust Fund Tax Obligations in Business Bankruptcies," Georgia Bar Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2 (October 1997).
  • Lecturer/Author, "Contractors'/Subcontractors' Sales And Use Tax Obligations", Georgia, Society of CPA's Real Estate Round Table, September 24, 2002
  • 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, Taxation for the General Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, September 17, 1998
  • Co-Author: "Alabama Appeals Court Reverses Course on Sourcing Nonresident Income," Journal of State Taxation, September-October 2010  
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Emerging Issues In Tax Law, ICLE Seminar, Atlanta, September 12, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, (Presentation Title - Sate and Local Tax Update - Georgia), Atlanta, Southeast Business Tax Forum's Taxation of Business Transactions, May 19, 2009
  • 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
  • "Enforcement of Georgia Consumer Use Tax Begins in Earnest with Dentists", GDA Action - the Journal of the Georgia Dental Association, August, 2004
  • 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, (Presentation Title-State Department of Revenue Tax Collections), Hot Tax Topics for Business Attorneys, ICLE seminar, Atlanta, December 11, 2008
  • Lecturer, Investor Accounting and Tax Issues, Real Property Taxation and Tax Appeals, Georgia Mortgage Bankers Association Seminar, September 9, 1997
  • 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, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia: A Beginner's Basic Course, Lorman Education Services, July 31, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, Advanced Sales and Use Tax in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, May 13, 2008
  • Lecturer/Author, Taxation for the General Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, September 5, 1997
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State Tax Update, North Atlanta Tax Council, March 21, 2014
  • Co-Author, "The Georgia Tax Tribunal Act of 2012," Georgia Bar Journal, Vol. 18, No.4, December 2012
  • Lecturer/Author, Multistate Taxation: Income, Sales and Use and Beyond, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, January 31, 2008
  • Lecturer, Various Tax Topics, for In-House Continuing Professional Education, Tauber & Balser, P.C., August 19, 1997
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lecturer/Author, Nexus and Restraints on State Taxation, 25th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, January 5, 2008
  • 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/Author, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, December 10, 2013
  • December 10, 2013, Lecturer/ Author, Sales and Use Tax in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, Major Developments in Georgia Taxation, Georgia Society of CPA's Tax Forum, Atlanta and Savannah, Fall, 2008
  • Lecturer, Various Tax Topics, for In-House Continuing Professional Education, Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen, P.C., July 30, 1997
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State Tax Update, Georgia Society of CPA's Georgia Tax Forum, Atlanta (November 7, 2013) and Savannah (December 6, 2013)
  • Atlanta - November 7, 2013 Savannah - December 6, 2013, Lecturer/ Author, Georgia State Tax Update, Georgia Society of CPA's Georgia Tax Forum, 2013
  • Program Chairperson, Dealing with the IRS, ICLE Seminar, December 13, 2007
  • 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/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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lecturer, Various Tax Topics, for In-House Continuing Professional Education, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, P.C., July 10, 1996
  • 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
  • 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
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Hot Tax Topics for Business Attorneys, ICLE Seminar, December 14, 2006
  • Lecturer/Author, Effective Representation Before the IRS Collection Division in Georgia, National Business Institute, Inc., March 3, 1996
  • 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 CPE Days, Atlanta, Georgia, September 13, 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
  • Lecturer/Author, Emerging Issues in Georgia Department of Revenue Compliance and Enforcement, Atlanta Alumni of Revenue Agents, September 5, 2006
  • Lecturer, Collection of Trust Fund Taxes During Bankruptcy Proceedings, National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Bankruptcy Lawyer's Workshop, 1995
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State Tax Update, Georgia Society of CPA's Southeastern Accounting Show, Atlanta, August 29, 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
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, July 19, 2006
  • Lecturer, Bankruptcy Court's Jurisdiction Over State Corporate Officer Assessment Proceedings, Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators (SEATA) Lawyers Workshop, 1994
  • 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
  • Lecturer/Author, Advanced Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, July 13, 2006
  • State Sales Tax Issues for HVAC Contractors Conditioned Air Association of Georgia Annual Conference, 2013
  • Program Chair, Dealing with the IRS, ICLE Seminar, March 1, 2002
  • Lecturer/Author, Tax and Non-Tax State Residency Selection, Georgia Federal Tax Conference, Atlanta, June 7, 2006
  • 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
  • Lecturer/Author, Advanced Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, January 24, 2002
  • 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, "State Sales Tax Issues for HVAC Contractors," Conditioned Air Association of Georgia Annual Conference, Calloway Gardens, Georgia, March 22, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia Sales and Use Tax, Lorman Education Services, October 18, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, Hot Topics in Georgia State Taxation, Georgia Society of CPA's Tax Forum, 2006
  • Lecturer/Author, "State Tax Issues for Nonprofit Organizations," ICLE seminar, 10th Annual Nonprofit Law Seminar, Atlanta, March 14, 2013
  • Lecturer/Author, Buying and Selling Privately Held Businesses, ICLE Seminar, September 28, 2001
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Dealing with the Georgia Department of Revenue, ICLE Seminar, Atlanta, December 1, 2005
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, Georgia, May 19, 2005
  • Lecturer/Author, Georgia State Tax Update, North Atlanta Tax Council, February 15, 2013
  • 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, The Georgia Department of Revenue: A Practitioner's Perspective, North Atlanta Tax Council, Atlanta, March 11, 2005
  • Program Chairperson, Ad Valorem Property Taxation in Georgia, ICLE Seminar, December 20, 2012
  • Program Chairperson/Lecturer/Author, Emerging Tax Issues for the Non-Tax Practitioner, ICLE Seminar, September 13, 2001
  • Lecturer/Author, Real Property Tax Appeals in Georgia, Georgia Society of CPA's Real Estate Round Table, February 22, 2005
  • Lecturer/Author, Multistate Taxation, Lorman Education Services, July 25, 2012
  • Lecturer/Author, Sales and Use Tax for Manufacturers, Georgia, Lorman Education Services, August 15, 2001

Honors/Awards

  • , Nomination for Atlanta Attorney at Law Magazine’s “Attorneys to Watch 2018”
  • , Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta – 2019 Volunteer of the Year
  • “Lawyer of the Year” for Metro Atlanta in the category of Litigation and Controversy – Tax, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2021
  • Georgia Super Lawyer 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, Tax Law, 2010-2021
  • Legal Elite in Tax, Trusts and Estates (Georgia Trend Magazine), 2005, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2018
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Tax Law (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell), 2012 – 2018
  • Best Taxation Advisory Agency in Georgia (Legal Elite), 2018

Verdicts/Settlements

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

Educational Background

  • University of South Carolina, B.S. degree, cum laude, in Economics, 1984

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1999
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1989
  • State Bar of Georgia, Unlicensed Practice of Law Standing Committee, 2007 – Present
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia Section of Taxation Tax Court Task Force
  • Member, Executive Committee, National Association of State Bar Tax Sections (NASBTS)
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Board of Directors, 2000 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Tax & Fiduciary Law Section, Chair, 2004-2005
  • State Bar of Georgia, Unlicensed Practice of Law District 4 Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Chairperson, State Bar of Georgia Section of Taxation, 2001-2002
  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia Tax Section's Georgia Tax Court Task Force
  • Past member, Georgia Department of Revenue Business Advisory Committee 
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Practice of Law District 4 Committee, 2007-2013
  • Member, North Atlanta Tax Council
  • Member, Georgia Department of Revenue Liaison Committee
  • Atlanta Bar Association CLE, Board of Trustees, 2008 - 2011
  • Member, GA Dept. of Revenue Business Advisory Committee, 2007 - 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia, Section of Taxation, Chair, 2002 - 2003
  • Chairperson, Atlanta Bar Association Taxation Section
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Section of Taxation
  • State Bar of Georgia, Unlicensed Practice of Law Standing Committee, 2013
  • Georgia, 1987
  • Member, Georgia Department of Revenue Special Task Force on Consolidated Income Tax Return Regulations
  • Georgia Department of Revenue Business Advisory Committee, Member, 2007 - 2008
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Tax & Fiduciary Law Section, Board Member, 2005-present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Chair, 2004 - 2005
  • State Bar of Georgia Section of Taxation, Education Committee
  • Co-Moderator, Georgia Department of Revenue Attorney Liaison Committee
  • Member, GA Dept. of Revenue Attorney Liaison Committee, Co-Chair, 2011-2014
  • State Bar of Georgia, Section of Taxation, Chair, 2001-2002

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Telecom
  • Transportation
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Office Location for Richard C. Litwin

9040 Roswell Rd
Suite 310
Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone: 678-990-0600

Fax: 678-990-0604

Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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