Jeffrey J. Owen

Jeffrey focuses primarily on corporate and partnership transactions, as well as tax matters. His corporate practice involves general business consulting at all entity life stages — from formation, capitalization, distributions and liquidations to stock and asset sales. Jeffrey frequently renders advice on increasing tax efficiency, tax-free reorganizations, liability concerns and structured debt transactions. He consults on North Carolina state and local tax issues, nonprofit concerns (particularly those of religious organizations) and international tax issues. He keeps abreast of current tax changes by attending the Southern Federal Tax Institute, an annual tax planning conference in Atlanta, GA. Additionally, Jeffrey supervises the firm’s IRS and North Carolina Department of Revenue collections, controversy and appeals practice. He chairs the firm’s Corporate Practice Group.

Client Successes

  • Served as Co-Counsel on a $54M sale of a local Asheville company to a publically traded company.
  • Served as Tax Counsel on a $28M sale of a reinsurance business.
  • Advises three multinational corporations on transfer pricing, tax minimization strategy, and corporate law issues.
  • Advises local Asheville family holding $40M of real estate in multiple jurisdictions on contract matters, tax optimization, and treaty issues.

Community Involvement

Jeffrey gives back to the community through his participation in:

  • Central United Methodist Church of Asheville, Inc. Administrative Board (Board Chair)
  • WNC Communities (Board Chair)
  • Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club (President 2013-2014)
  • Asheville Masters Swimming, Inc. (President)
  • Pisgah Legal Services (Tax Team)
  • Country Club of Asheville, Inc. (Board Member 2010-2013; Treasurer)

Bar

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (2002)

U.S. Tax Court

Education

University of Denver (LL.M., 2001)

Wake Forest University (J.D., 2000; B.A., 1997)

Awards

2014 “Rising Star” of the top lawyers in North Carolina by SuperLawyers.com