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Walter Rogers’ Article “Tax Talk for Tough Times” Featured in The Practical Tax Lawyer

August 24, 2009

Raleigh, NC (August 24, 2009) – Walter R. Rogers, Jr., a partner in the Tax Group with Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P., has been published in the Summer 2009 issue of The Practical Tax Lawyer. The article, “Tax Talk for Tough Times: A Primer on Cancellation of Debt and Related Partnership Matters” highlights issues concerning income tax consequences of cancellation of debt. The article can be found on the Smith Anderson website or by clicking: Tax Talk for Tough Times.

Rogers regularly represents a variety of clients in matters involving federal, state and local taxation and in business transactions with tax implications. He is regularly involved with tax planning for businesses, individuals, trusts and estates, as well as with resolving tax controversies and advising tax-exempt organizations in matters of formation and operation. His practice also includes assisting individuals with estate planning and advising executors, trustees and beneficiaries in matters of estate and trust administration. His work in business transactions involves not only acquisitions and dispositions of business enterprises, but also assisting corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies with matters of formation and operation. He has written and lectured on various tax subjects including partnership taxation, tax-free exchanges, mergers and acquisitions, tax-exempt organizations, and estate and trust planning and administration. Rogers has also served as chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Tax Section.

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