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Charlie Trost


A recognized authority on tax issues

For almost 40 years, businesses have entrusted their tax matters to Charlie Trost. A consummate tax lawyer with an affable manner, he has well earned his reputation as a leading authority on a variety of tax-related issues. In 2010, Charlie served as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Revenue which collects state's tax revenue and enforces state tax laws. 

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  • Education
    • LL.M (Taxation), New York University, 1974
    • J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, 1963
    • B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1960
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
    • Alabama
  • Recognitions
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
      • Tax Law (1989-2019)
      • Trusts and Estates (1989-2019)
    • State Tax Notes
      • Named as one of the Top 10 Tax Lawyers in the country in 2011
  • Professional Involvement
    • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
    • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • Tennessee Uniform Law Commissioner, 1997-Present
    • Treasurer and Member of Executive Committee, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 2005-2015
    • Trustee, Uniform Law Foundation
    • Member, State and Local Tax Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association
    • Reporter and Draftsman, ULC Committee to Revise the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act
    • Member, American Law Institute, 1997-2009
    • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation, Nashville Bar Foundation and the Uniform Law Foundation
    • Member, Board of Emeritus Directors of the Paul Hartman State and Local Tax Forum
    • Former Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Tax Section of the Tennessee Bar Association
    • Former Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Tax Committee of the Nashville Bar Association
    • Former Chairman, Probate Committee and Probate Rules Subcommittee of the Nashville Bar Association
    • Former President, Maury County Bar Association, 1970
    • Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator
  • Community Involvement
    • Trustee, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, 1992-Present
    • Member, Board of Directors of The Land Trust for Tennessee, 2000-2014
    • Member, Metropolitan Employee Benefit Board, Nashville-Davidson County, 2005-2006
    • Director, Tennessee Historical Society

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