Robert C. Guth


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Robert Guth represents clients in a wide range of tax matters involving Tennessee franchise, excise, sales and use, and Hall income taxes. He assists companies through negotiations with taxing authorities and guides businesses through administrative proceedings or trials. Robert also specializes in Opportunity Zones – advising funds, investors, businesses, and community stakeholders on how to make the most of this sweeping new tax incentive program.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Robert served as assistant general counsel for taxation and as the special counsel to the Financial Control Division at the Tennessee Department of Revenue. In this role, he served as the Department’s primary attorney for corporate income and franchise taxes, the Hall individual income tax, and taxation of petroleum products. He also advised the Department on tax-increment financing and local sales tax issues. Robert earned his LL.M. in taxation and his law degree from Boston University School of Law.