Leighton & Brantley PLLC
Mr. Leighton and Mr. Brantley have more than 40 years combined experience in helping clients define and achieve their estate planning, tax and business structuring goals to minimize taxes, protect assets, and plan for business succession at death or retirement. Mr. Leighton combines his experience as a former IRS attorney and tax/estate planning attorney with two large Texas law firms to successfully design and implement creative solutions for his clients. Both Mr. Leighton and Mr. Brantley utilize their background as former IRS attorneys to effectively represent clients before the IRS and in the United States Tax Court.
* Asset Protection Planning
* Business Planning
* Estate Planning
* Tax Planning
- Purchase of Real Estate in an IRA
- Elimination of Texas Franchise Tax
- Reduction of Tax on Sale of Business
- Installments Sales
- 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
- Compensation Planning
* Tax Exempt Organizations
* Estate Administration/Probate
* Tax Controversy
- IRS Audit Representation
- Tax Court Representation
- IRS Collection Matters
- Innocent Spouse/Injured Spouse Claims

Leighton & Brantley, PLLC represents and advises clients on how best to structure and operate their business affairs. Mr. Leighton utilizes his background in both tax law and estate planning to help business owners and wealthy individuals structure their business affairs and entities to pay the least amount of tax required while enjoying the maximum protection from creditors. Mr. Leighton also advises numerous clients throughout the country on how to use their IRA money to invest in real estate and other non-traditional IRA investments.

Mr. Leighton advises clients on a wide array of business transactions, including business continuation issues, buy-sell agreements, real estate purchases and sales, asset sales and acquisitions, stock sales and acquisition, employment agreements, leases, stock options and general business contracts. Mr. Leighton focuses on developing close, long-term relationships with his clients so that he becomes the trusted advisor to whom they turn when business or legal issues arise.

Leighton & Brantley, PLLC represents individuals and businesses on a broad range of tax disputes and litigation matters. Our clients benefit from Mr. Leighton’s and Mr. Brantley’s experience as former IRS District Counsel attorneys in Austin to effectively handle most disputes involving the IRS.

Our tax controversy practice capabilities include:
* Contesting individual, business and estate tax audits at the agent and administrative appeals levels
* Handling IRS collection matters, including negotiating offers in compromise and installment agreements
* Responding to (and preventing) IRS liens and levies
* Handling innocent spouse and injured spouse claims
* Litigating tax matters in the United States Tax Court and United States District Courts

As an IRS attorney from 1988 to 1992, Mr. Leighton represented the Internal Revenue Service in the United States Tax Court and advised the local (Austin District) IRS collection officers with respect to collection matters. Since leaving the government in 1992, Mr. Leighton has used his background, experience and expertise to effectively assist taxpayers in central Texas with these same types of matters. Mr. Brantley joined Mr. Leighton in 2007 to greatly expand the firm’s capabilities assisting taxpayers in tax controversy matters. Mr. Brantley brings 15 years of experience as an IRS attorney, where he litigated some of the most complex and important tax matters in the southwest.

Leighton & Brantley PLLC
3821 Juniper Trace #106
Austin TX 78738
Tel: 512 322-2001
Fax: 512 322-0882
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