Over nearly 25 years, Neill Edwards has amassed extensive experience in multistate and local tax planning, controversy, and related regulatory work – on a national level as well as in multistate economic development matters. This experience covers all 50 states, and virtually all categories of tax, escheat/unclaimed property, and related state regulatory imposts.

He serves blue chip and other major clients in virtually all industry sectors, handling traditional entity and individual tax work, as well as for various hybrid and exotic entities. In addition to more traditional planning and controversy offerings (audit preparation, management, and defense, administrative/judicial appeals, nexus/reverse nexus work, sourcing planning, affiliate, attributional, and cross-border tax planning), Neill has extensive experience in less traditional offerings such as voluntary disclosure vs. amnesty, offers in compromise, managed audits, ruling requests, and multidisciplinary, multistate choice of law, reorganizational, and legislative and regulatory solutions.

He has successfully worked on numerous matters of “first impression” in various states, and has negotiated several billion dollars’ in grants, credits, abatements, and related incentives. He has reduced multimillion-dollar assessments to nominal dollars and zero findings and has even secured refunds. He has also written US and state Supreme Court briefs on tax and tax-related constitutional issues.

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    Contact information

    +1 919.484.2357
    n.edwards@wbd-us.com
    +1 919.484.2060

    Bar admissions

    1999, North Carolina

    1993, Georgia

    Education

    • J.D., 1993, University of Virginia
      • Honor Counsel 
      • Member, Virginia Environmental Law Journal
    • B.A., 1990, University of Virginia
      • with distinction
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • Wagenheim Scholar
      • Echols Scholar
      • Presidential Scholar
      • Intermediate Honors 
      • Golden Key
      • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities