Rhett Butler is an associate at Grey, Layton, Kerson, Solomon, Furr, & Smith P.A. His practice focuses on domestic and international tax law. He has particular experience with tax issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, financial products, investment funds and controversies with the US Internal Revenue Service.
Rhett’s experience extends past stock and asset acquisitions, including tax-free reorganizations. Many of these transactions are multifaceted that require complex structuring to accommodate the business and tax considerations of the parties involved.
Further tax issues on which Rhett is able to help clients include those related to partnerships, consolidated groups, net operating losses, controlled foreign corporations, passive foreign investment companies, FIRPTA, corporate inversions and import tariffs. He also works on the tax aspects of restructurings, joint ventures, project financings and a broad range of other matters.
Rhett received his BS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studied international business, received his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law, and his LLM Masters in Taxation from the University of Florida. Further Rhett has studied at Beijing Peking University in Beijing China, and is fluent in Mandarin.
Prior to joining Gray, Layton, Kersh, Rhett worked at King & Wood, Mallesons in their Beijing office and served as a senior associate at Deloitte & Touche in their Manhattan, NY office.