Leslie L. Shields
Tax (Federal and State); Tax Audits; Tax Appeals; Tax Litigation; Waiver of Penalties; Tax Payment Plans; Offers in Compromise; Estate Planning; Trusts; Estate Administration; Probate
1978, Tennessee; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
University of Tennessee at Knoxville, J.D.
Tax Executive Council of the Tax Section of the TBA, Tax Liaison Committee, the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association (Tax and Probate Sections), the American Bar Association (Tax Section), and the Knoxville Estate Planning Council
Invitee, Tax Court Judicial Conference. Speaker: “Filing Innocent Spouse Claims,” Singleton Wolfe Tax Conference; “How to Handle an IRS Audit,” SW Tax Conference; “I Owe the IRS; What Do I Do?” Knoxville Bar; “Tax Aspects of Settlements and Judgments,” Knoxville Bar Mediators; “Developments in Circular 230 and Disclosure Regulations,” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants; “After the Audit Assessment or Criminal Referral, What Can the Taxpayer and Accountant Expect and What Options are Available?” American Society of Women Accountants; “How to Handle IRS Matters from Examination to Litigation,” Tennessee Society of CPA’s; “Wills and Estate Planning,” Knoxville Bar.
Ms. Shields is a graduate of The Webb School of Knoxville, Emory University, and The University of Tennessee School of Law. She is the past Chair of the Tax Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association and former Tennessee Bar Association liaison to the Internal Revenue Service. She is also a current member of the TBA Tax Section Executive Counsel, a current member of the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association (Tax and Probate Sections), the American Bar Association (Tax Section), and the Knoxville Estate Planning Council. Ms. Shields was selected by her peers as one of Knoxville’s “Top Attorney’s” in tax law in 2010 as reported by CITYVIEW magazine. As an invitee to the 2003 United States Tax Court Judicial Conference, Ms. Shields participated alongside the Honorable Judges, counsel from the Department of Justice, attorneys with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, and other selected tax lawyers who defend taxpayers from across the nation.
Certification of Specialization in the area of tax practice is not currently available to Tennessee lawyers. Thus, Ms. Shields is not certified as a specialist in Tax law because the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education does not offer such certification. Listing of the practice areas noted above does not constitute or imply a representation of Certification of Specialization.
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