Working in Georgia and throughout the country, Scott Wright helps his clients minimize tax liability and protect their interests in regards to state and local tax issues. He has an extensive knowledge of sales and use taxes, income taxes and property taxes; he also handles cases involving utility taxes, employment taxes, transfer taxes and gross receipts taxes.

Scott monitors state rulings, legislation and court decisions that impact taxpayers and guides his clients in a broad range of substantive issues, from business restructuring and transactional tax planning to constitutional questions such as nexus, discrimination against interstate commerce and unitary combination. He represents clients from numerous industries, including manufacturing, health care, energy, banking and finance, insurance, transportation, timber and retail.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of tax (2010-2016)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of litigation & controversy – tax (2012-2017) and tax law (2009-2017)

Recipient, ABC Pro Bono Award for service to the nonprofit community, State Bar of Georgia (2001)

Professional Activities

Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Member, Tax Section, Georgia Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors, Tax Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Past Member, Business Advisory Board, Georgia Department of Revenue

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Emory University
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Honorable H. Theodore Milburn, U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit.

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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