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David Aughtry, J.D., LL.M.
DAVID D. AUGHTRY (B.A., The Citadel, 1975; M., Acctcy., University of South Carolina, 1978; J.D., University of South Carolina, 1978; LL.M., Taxation, Emory University, 1982). David is the managing partner in the Atlanta Office of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry. David practices in the area of civil tax controversy. In his prior life, he served as the Trial Attorney and Tax Shelter Coordinator for the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service (1978-82) where he tried, among others, Walker v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 1982-495 (determination of hypothetical development highest and best use for charitable contribution of land) before joining Chamberlain, Hrdlicka and defending various estate, gift, and valuation charitable cases of significance. They include Commissioner v. Estate of Hubert, 520 U.S. 93 (1997) (no reduction of marital or charitable estate tax deduction for Form 1041 administrative expenses); Caracci v. Commissioner, 456 F.3d 444 (5th Cir. 2000) (shifting burden of proof to IRS on valuation); Estate of Lassiter v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2000-324 (disclaim 50 percent marital deduction into full); Estate of Rogers v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2000-133 (special use valuation for timberland); Barnes v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 1998-413 (enterprise and discount value of closely-held stock based on pattern of actual dividends).
David taught tax controversy as an Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law (1987-93, 1997-98, 2003), and served as an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, "Litigating before the United States Tax Court" program (1993-2000). He is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers and in the American College of Tax Counsel. David served as president of the 2010 Southern Federal Tax Institute.