Reginald J.


An early interest in business law ultimately led Reggie Clark to Sutherland’s Tax Practice Group, where he counsels a variety of corporate clients on the complex tax issues that affect corporate acquisitions, restructurings, spinoffs and other transactions. Reggie also advises clients in tax disputes, often serving as their representative before the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in connection with ruling or technical advice requests. In addition to corporate clients, Reggie represents university endowment fund managers on the taxation and legal issues associated with private equity and other investments.

Reggie is a former adjunct professor of law in Emory University School of Law’s graduate tax program.

Selected Experience

Sutherland advises Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. on tax issues related to sale of Arby's to Roark Capital.
Sutherland advised Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. on tax issues related to the sale of its Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. to Roark Capital Group.
Sutherland secures tax-exempt status for new supporting organization of a university-affiliated health system.
Sutherland secured the IRS tax-exempt determination for a new supporting organization of a university-affiliated health system.
Sutherland provides tax employee benefits advice to CCE in split-off of international bottling operations.
Sutherland advised CCE regarding tax and employee benefits  in the split-off of its international bottling operations to a new public company.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of tax (2003-2013)

Selected for inclusion in PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook for Tax (2008)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of tax law (2007-2014)

Professional Activities

Former Chair, Corporate Tax Committee, Tax Section, American Bar Association

Former Member, Editorial Board, Georgia State Bar Journal

Former Member, State Bar Task Force that drafted legislation authorizing the formation of limited liability companies in Georgia

Member, American Law Institute

Member, American College of Tax Counsel

Trustee, Southern Federal Tax Institute

Trustee, Georgia Federal Tax Conference

  • J.D., with distinction, Duke University School of Law, Notes and Comments Editor, Duke Law Journal
  • A.B., Duke University, Phi Beta Kappa 

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