Michael B. Coverstone
Michael's primary area of practice includes representing individuals and businesses with tax controversy and compliance issues with the Internal Revenue Service and various state tax authorities. He advises clients on responding to audit examinations and collection actions, and develops strategies to minimize potential taxes, penalties, and interest. Michael's tax controversy experience includes negotiating collection alternatives, such as offers in compromise and installment agreements, and filing audit protests, penalty abatement requests, audit reconsiderations, and innocent spouse relief.
Michael also works with clients to develop and implement estate planning and asset protection strategies that accomplish clients' long-term goals with minimal tax consequences. His estate planning experience includes preparing wills, trust agreements, and powers of attorney.
During law school, Michael worked in the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic where he represented low-income individuals with federal tax collection and controversy issues. Michael was also the recipient of the State Bar of Georgia Tax Section's Outstanding Tax Student Award. He continues to remain involved with the Tax Clinic, and currently serves on the Tax Clinic's Advisory Board.
Michael is married and lives in Atlanta. He enjoys traveling, golfing, and biking.