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Areas of Expertise

Contracts, Real Estate Tax, REIT's and Funds, Tax Law, Transactional Law


Contract Drafting, Partnership Taxation


Charles R. Beaudrot Jr. is a senior partner in the Tax Practice. Beaudrot's areas of practice include corporate and partnership tax, transactional tax planning, state and local tax planning and tax controversy work. Beaudrot is also a partner in the Real Estate Capital Markets practice and advises clients with respect to tax issues involving real estate partnerships, real estate investment trusts and their related umbrella partnerships and tax efficient strategies for corporate owned real estate.

In 2012, Beaudrot was asked by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to serve as the chief judge of the Georgia Tax Tribunal, the state's first tax court. The court was created to make resolving tax disputes quicker and more efficient. During his time with the court, it heard nearly 2,000 cases, resolving over 1,600. While many of the cases were relatively minor, some were significant. A November 2013 opinion, Rosenberg v. MacGinnitie, addressed the question of taxing a Georgia partnership with holdings in multiple states.

Beaudrot is a frequent speaker on tax, partnership and corporate topics for numerous sponsors such as the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia and the Georgia Real Estate Tax Conference. Beaudrot has been particularly active in the area of flow-through entities in Georgia, having participated in the drafting process for Georgia's LLC and LLP legislation. Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers: The Client's Guide identifies him as among the nation's leading tax attorneys, Legal 500 named him as a leading lawyer for real estate tax, Georgia Trend magazine identified him one of the state's "Legal Elite," Atlanta magazine has listed him as one of its "Super Lawyers," and the Atlanta Business Chronicle has listed him in its Who's Who in Law.

He also teaches Contract Drafting as adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law's Center for Transactional Law and Practice program.

Education: JD, cum laude, Harvard University; BA, summa cum laude, Duke University.