David F. Golden’s work includes planning, compliance, transactions, and civil tax controversies. He is involved in a variety of matters relating to state and federal taxation of corporations, partnerships, individuals, tax exempt entities and industrial development bonds. He also provides a full range of trust and estate planning services.
Representative Matters :
- Developed litigation strategy and participated in the litigation of AT&T v. Collins, in which Fulton County Superior Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals, in a case of first impression, sanctioned the use of the unitary method of apportionment, representing a multimillion dollar state tax savings to AT&T.
- Served as Bond Counsel preparing all required bond documents to enable owners of manufacturing facilities, warehouses and office buildings to obtain significant property tax abatements.
- Successfully negotiated the value of a closely held business with the District Counsel’s office of the IRS where the liquidation value of the business was far in excess of the going concern value.
- Designed a creative compensation package permitting the owner of a successful small business to attract and reward qualified personnel while retaining 100 percent ownership in the business.
- Represented the purchaser and negotiated all tax aspects in a $20+ million stock acquisition, including treating the transaction as an asset purchase for income tax purposes to maximize the purchaser’s tax benefits.
Professional and Community Involvement :
- Licensed Certified Public Accountant (Georgia)
- State Bar of Georgia (Member, Fiduciary and Taxation Sections)
- Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, Taxation Section)
- American Bar Association (Member, Section of Taxation)
- Emory University School of Law, LL.M., 1990
- University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1984
- Ohio State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1978
BAR ADMISSIONS : Georgia
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