Charles R. Beaudrot, Jr. is senior counsel in the Tax Practice. Mr. Beaudrot’s areas of practice include corporate and partnership tax, transactional tax planning, state and local tax planning and tax controversy work. Mr. Beaudrot is also senior counsel in the Real Estate Capital Markets practice and advises clients with respect to tax issues involving real estate partnerships, real estate investment trusts and their related umbrella partnerships and tax efficient strategies for corporate owned real estate.
In 2012, Mr. Beaudrot was asked by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to serve as the Chief Judge of the Georgia Tax Tribunal, the state’s first tax court. The court was created to make resolving tax disputes quicker and more efficient. During his time with the court, it heard nearly 2,000 cases, resolving over 1,600. Major decisions decided by Judge Beaudrot include Rosenberg vs. Riley, (the applicability of the adjustment provisions to partnerships in S corporations subject to the Texas franchise tax), Georgia Power vs. MacGinnitie, (which is the scope of the Georgia exemption for manufacturing plant when applied to an electric utility), Inglett & Stubbs vs. Riley, (the applicability of contractors of the sale for resale exemption), Petitioner F1 and F2 vs. MacGinnitie, (first reported decision involving Georgia Law with respect to domicile and residency for income tax purposes), John Doe 1 & John Doe 2 vs. MacGinnitie, (the scope of the jurisdiction of the Tax Tribunal and authority to review decisions of Revenue Department).
Mr. Beaudrot is a frequent speaker on tax, partnership and corporate topics for numerous sponsors such as the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia and the Georgia Real Estate Tax Conference. Mr. Beaudrot has been particularly active in the area of flow-through entities in Georgia, having participated in the drafting process for Georgia’s LLC and LLP legislation. Prior to his service on the Tax Tribunal, he was regularly listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers: The Client’s Guide identifies him as among the nation’s leading tax attorneys, Legal 500 named him as a leading lawyer for real estate tax, Georgia Trend magazine identified him one of the state’s “Legal Elite,” Atlanta magazine has listed him as one of its “Super Lawyers,” and the Atlanta Business Chronicle has listed him in its Who’s Who in Law.
He also teaches Partnership Tax and Contract Drafting as an Adjunct Professor at Emory University Law School’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice program.
- "Strategies for Corporate Tax Planning,”Business Tax Planning in an Era of Uncertainty, Chapter 4, Aspatore Books, September 2011
- “Transactional Skills Training: Opinion Letters,” Transactions – The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Special Report 2009
- "Mega Trends and Current Issues in the Tax World.” Inside the Minds: Common Issues in Tax Law: Leading Lawyers on Handling Tax Audits, Executing Tax Appeals, and Monitoring Client Tax Compliance. Chapter 4, Aspatore Books, June 2008
- “Effective Use of Limited Liability Companies in Georgia: An Overview of Their Characteristics and Advantages,” 45 Mercer Law Review 25
- “Limited Liability Companies” in Georgia Jurisprudence, Corporations, and other Business Organizations and Securities Regulation
- Georgia LLC/LLP Handbook
- “Taxation of Receipts of Profits and Capital Interests In Connection With Performance of Services,” ABA Business Law Section Newsletter, August 13, 2009