Anson H. Asbury is the founder and managing shareholder of Asbury Law Firm, Tax Counsel. Anson has represented clients in federal and state tax controversies, tax litigation, business tax planning and corporate organization for over 20 years. He has been engaged to defend over $1.5 billion of federal income tax adjustments for his clients, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.
He has specific experience defending conservation easement donations in all stages of tax controversy. Anson represents clients across the country in numerous docketed cases in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. District Courts. The substantive issues he handles include conservation easement donations, captive insurance companies, passport revocation, listed transactions, passive losses, net operating losses, business expenses, alimony deductions, and foreign tax credits. He also represents clients facing the IRS penalties, including fraud penalties, promoter penalties and preparer penalties.
Anson is a nationally recognized speaker, often appearing on panels alongside members of the United States Tax Court. He has been quoted on tax matters in the Washington Post, BNA Daily Tax Report, and Tax Analysts Tax Notes Today. He has written on topics ranging from conservation easement donations to corporate tax reporting for publications such as the Journal of Accountancy, the Federal Lawyer, and Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Memorandum. He is the co-host of Tax Talk with Art and Anson, a video broadcast of the Georgia Society of CPAs.
A retired officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Anson was a tax professor at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School. Anson also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph Gale of the United States Tax Court. He is the Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association Tax Law Section, a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation, a Barrister in the J. Edgar Murdock American Inn of Court at the U.S. Tax Court, and an active member of the American Bar Association Section on Taxation’s Court Practice and Procedure Committee and Administrative Practice Committee.