John George Archer


John George Archer

John George regularly advises clients on a wide range of transactional, regulatory and tax matters. His practice is primarily focused in the areas of tax and business planning, with an emphasis on the taxation of partnerships and S corporations. John George regularly counsels clients in a variety of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, business start-ups, entity formations and reorganizations, corporate governance issues, employee benefits and executive compensation, 501(c)(3) and nonprofit matters, PPP and CARES Act compliance, securities law and investments, and tax audits and controversies.

Prior to attending law school, John George studied at the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi, and regularly utilizes that experience in his business and tax practice. While studying at New York University, he served as a graduate editor of the Tax Law Review, an honor afforded to select students in the school's Graduate Tax Program.

Experience >

  • Designed and implemented major company restructuring plan for multi-state business looking to maximize tax efficiencies and growth potential
  • Developed strategies and structures for tax clients designed to mitigate the basis limitation, at-risk, and passive activity loss rules
  • Assisted clients and their advisors in the structuring and reporting of complex transactions
  • Counseled business clients on the utilization of the CARES Act incentives and the PPP Loan Program
  • Represented regulated professionals with the buying and selling of ownership interests
  • Prepared sophisticated partnership agreements for start-up ventures funded by outside investors
  • Secured state and local tax incentives for area manufacturing company
  • Represented state-wide trade associations on internal governance matters

Memberships and Affiliations >

  • Alabama State Bar, Section of Taxation
  • American Bar Association, Sections of Taxation and Business Law
  • Montgomery County Bar Association

Education >

  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University, 2018
  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Mississippi School of Law, 2017
  • B.S. in Economics, Auburn University, 2009

Accolades >

  • Graduate Editor, NYU Tax Law Review
  • Leon G. Kozak Scholar in Tax Law
  • Executive Board, Mississippi Law Journal
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Presentations and Publications >

  • This SOX: Combating Public Charity Fraud with Sarbanes-Oxley, 85 Miss. L.J. 1395 (2017).

Related Practices

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama

Licensed In

  • Alabama
  • New York