Ted Sanderson, a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Jackson office, draws on his more than 30 years of legal experience to advise clients on corporate and tax matters, including tax controversy, succession planning, tax incentives, and business transactions.
Mr. Sanderson represents clients in the areas of federal and state taxation, estate, business succession and lifetime planning, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and probate, trust and guardianship matters. Mr. Sanderson frequently represents clients in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Mississippi Department of Revenue (MDOR) at the examination and collection levels, on administrative appeal, and in litigation.
He regularly obtains advance rulings from the IRS National Office on client transactions with income tax or estate tax implications. Mr. Sanderson has also advised and represented property owners, developers, and governments on tax incentives for new and expanding businesses.
This includes the use of ad valorem tax exemptions, fee-in-lieu agreements, tax incremental financing (TIF), and public improvement districts (PID). Mr. Sanderson was involved extensively in utilizing GO Zone tax and bond incentives for clients.
Prior to establishing his practice in Jackson, Mr. Sanderson clerked with the Mississippi Supreme Court and worked for the IRS in the Office of Chief Counsel in Washington, D.C. During his tenure with the Office of Chief Counsel, he worked on a wide range of individual and corporate tax matters involving the regulatory and enforcement functions of the IRS.
- George Washington University, LL.M., Taxation
- Mississippi College School of Law, J.D.
- Mississippi State University, B.B.A.
- Mississippi State and Federal Courts
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States Tax Court
- United States Claims Court
Professional Honors & Activities:
- Member – American Bar Association, Taxation and Business Law Sections
- Member – The Mississippi Bar, Taxation and Estates & Trusts Sections
- Member – Rankin County Forestry Association
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