Elizabeth J. Atkinson is a shareholder with the national, full-service law firm of LeClairRyan, focusing her practice on federal, state, local and international taxation and employee benefit matters with emphasis on tax controversy, employment tax issues, and tax and benefits planning.
Ms. Atkinson advises employers on the tax and ERISA implications of employee benefit programs, including compliance with the Affordable Care Act, taxable and non-taxable fringe benefit plans, multi-employer plans and plan filings and issues involving claims against fiduciaries of plans.
Ms. Atkinson has extensive experience in tax planning and tax litigation. She handles administrative and judicial controversies, which have included favorable resolution of numerous audits, appeals and collections matters.
Ms. Atkinson advises clients, including CPAs and legal professionals, on the mitigation of tax and penalty risks related to tax reporting and compliance.
She has testified before Congress and has spoken to numerous groups, including CPAs, attorneys, enrolled agents and judges, on a variety of issues such as offers in compromise, entity formation, sales and use tax, IRS and state collection issues, and 1031 exchanges.