Michael T. Petrik - Alston & Bird LLP

Michael T. Petrik

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 404-881-7479

Mike Petrik concentrates his practice on sophisticated, multistate tax planning and disputes for businesses, including income tax, franchise tax, sales/use tax and other state and local taxes. He maintains a national administrative tax dispute and negotiation practice, including audit appeals, the negotiation of special filing or apportionment methods and voluntary disclosure “amnesty” applications. Mr. Petrik also has extensive experience in developing and implementing new corporate structures designed to achieve multistate tax efficiencies. 

Mr. Petrik is a frequent lecturer before professional groups and has authored or contributed articles appearing in various national tax journals. He is a member of the editorial advisory boards of several tax publications and has also been the Georgia correspondent forState Tax Notes. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, where he chairs the Tax & Finance Policy Committee. Mr. Petrik is listed in Georgia Trend’s "Legal Elite," The Best Lawyers in AmericaChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Super Lawyers magazine. Prior to teaching a course on state and local taxation at Georgia State University, he was an instructor at the Atlanta Law School, where he taught courses on constitutional law.

Eastern Illinois UniversityDuke UniversityJ.D. 1983
St. Joseph’s Mercy Foundation Advisory Council for Compassionate Care Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Atlanta Bar Association

Case History

  • Represented a Fortune 50 multinational corporation in negotiating a creative filing agreement with a state revenue department resulting in tax savings in excess of $100 million.
  • Represented a Fortune 50 retailer in structuring a private REIT in order to achieve multistate tax savings in excess of $100 million. 
  • Represented a multinational auto manufacturer in connection with a constitutionality of dividends received deduction. The Maryland Department of Revenue conceded after the filing of initial pleadings.

Client Comments

"Mike Petrik provides personalized service, has an understanding of our business, is extraordinarily responsive, and most of all, he is effective."

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law (State and Local Tax)