C. Wells Hall III

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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South College Street 301
Charlotte 28202 NC US

Wells Hall is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Charlotte office where he advises clients on the federal, state, and multi-state tax aspects of acquisitions, reorganizations, restructuring of business entities, and private equity transactions, and estate and gift tax planning in connection with such transactions.


  • Duke University School of Law, JD (1973)
  • North Carolina State University, BS, with honors (1970)


  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina


  • Represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, the North Carolina Department of Revenue, the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, and Tax Commissions of multiple states in individual and corporate tax audits and appeals
  • Regularly handles transactions and tax planning involving pass-through entities, including merger and acquisition transactions when an S corporation or LLC is the target. Much of his legal experience has been involved in the finance, healthcare, and real estate sectors
  • Represents sponsors of real estate investment funds, including limited partnerships, limited liability companies, real estate investment trusts, UPREITs, and combined fund structures

Professional Activities:

  • American College of Tax Counsel, Vice President (2018), Secretary/Treasurer (2017-2018), Regent (2013-2016); American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, North Carolina State Chair (1997-2002), Regent (2002-2005)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Vice Chair, Pro Bono and Outreach (2013-2016), Member of Council (2007-2010); Chair, Special Projects Committee (2006-2008); Chair, S Corporation Committee (1996-1998)
  • Member of drafting committee for the original enactment and subsequent revision of the North Carolina Limited Liability Company Act (1993, 1999, 2013)


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South College Street 301
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