Scott Harty is a partner in the Federal & International Tax Group and focuses his practice on complex domestic and cross-border commercial transactions, including taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.
Mr. Harty has substantial experience advising corporate and private clients on all facets of U.S. inbound and outbound investments, including treaty planning, due diligence in acquisitions, investments in U.S. real estate, Subpart F and withholding tax issues.
Mr. Harty also represents clients in tax controversy matters through the audit process and administrative appeals, including the negotiation and settlement of taxes and civil penalties. He has handled tax audits for public and private companies, income and gift tax audits for individuals and cases with significant offshore trust and foreign corporate tax issues.
Mr. Harty received his law degree from Vanderbilt University, where he was honored for outstanding scholastic achievement, and received his LL.M. in tax from New York University, where he earned high honors. He is a frequent speaker and has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of the leading tax lawyers in Georgia.