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Wiggam & Geer Firm Updates

There’s never a dull moment with the Wiggam & Geer team. Whether it’s learning new skills at a seminar, celebrating together at our annual holiday party, or giving back to the community, our Atlanta tax and bankruptcy lawyers are an engaged, motivated group. We’re dedicated to resolving your bankruptcy situation as well as controversies with the IRS, Georgia Department of Revenue, and other taxing authorities. See what we’ve been up to lately.

June 2020

Wiggam & Geer Gives Back

All through 2020, Wiggam & Geer is donating $1,000 per month to a charitable organization selected by the employees of the firm. For May, Case Coordinator Cynara Pitt has chosen Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta’s mission is to recruit volunteers to become mentors to children facing adversity. The charity matches children with adults who can ignite their full potential and have a lasting impact. As the youngest of her siblings and an Aunt to 13 nieces and nephews, Cynara sees the benefits of mentoring, particularly beginning at a young age. She has admired the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters for years. Cynara is an avid basketball player and hopes to incorporate her love for the sport into volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.

May 2020

Quarantine Fun

Quarantine Fun

Partner Jason Wiggam and his son, Tate, after some face painting fun in quarantine.

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Will Geer Discusses Finances and Bankruptcy

Will Geer discusses finances and bankruptcy, including the right time to file for and the benefits of filing for bankruptcy.

Listen to the full show here.

Wiggam & Geer Gives Back

All through 2020, Wiggam & Geer is donating $1,000 per month to a charitable organization selected by the employees of the firm. For May, Case Analyst Terrell Hall has chosen The Giving Kitchen.

The Giving Kitchen is an organization that provides financial assistance and a network of emergency services for food service workers in their time of need. Hall was introduced to The Giving Kitchen years ago when his sister worked in the food service industry and needed financial assistance for a medical emergency. The Giving Kitchen not only paid her medical bills in full but also found her assistance for rehabilitation. Since then, Hall has donated and volunteered to help the organization’s mission.

During the current pandemic crisis, many food service workers are struggling financially due to restaurant closures. Donating to organizations like The Giving Kitchen is especially important now.

Navigating The New Norm In A Post-Pandemic World

Navigating The New Norm In A Post-Pandemic World

Partner Jason Wiggam participates as a panelist in this discussion covering legislation that was implemented under all 3 stimulus bills (FFCRA, CARES, Phase “III”).

April 2020

Wiggam & Geer Gives Back

All through 2020, Wiggam & Geer will be donating $1,000.00 per month to a charitable organization selected by the employees of the firm. For April, billing & collections specialist, Tyler Adkins selected The Triple Play Foundation.

The Triple Play Foundation (TPF) is dedicated to promoting education, health, and community service to the at-risk youths of the Atlanta and Athens areas. Through the use of sports, TPF is able to give kids a safe way to spend their time after school, while instilling their four core values: hard work, respect, integrity, and collective responsibility. TPF also works alongside the School is Cool attendance program and the College Can college awareness program to promote the importance of higher education.

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Alternative Small Business Relief Programs

Founder Sara Khaki of Atlanta Divorce Law Group recently hosted Tax Attorney Jason Wiggam to discuss alternative small business relief programs including the Employee Tax Retention Program, the Main Street Lending Program and the 2nd phase of PPP lending.

Business Disaster Assistance Programs in Response to Coronavirus

Business Disaster Assistance Programs in Response to Coronavirus

Jason Wiggam and Jayden Doye from Prestige Accounting Solutions discussed business disaster assistance programs in response to the Coronavirus in their recent webinar.

What You Need to Know About Tax Benefits in the CARES Act, Stimulus Checks, Tax Debts, and More!

What You Need to Know About Tax Benefits in the CARES Act, Stimulus Checks, Tax Debts, and More!

Jason Wiggam and Paul Abraham held a recent webinar where they discussed what you need to know about the tax benefits in the CARES Act, stimulus checks, and how to deal with unpaid tax liabilities.

March 2020

Wiggam & Geer Gives Back

All through 2020, Wiggam & Geer is donating $1,000.00 per month to a charitable organization selected by the members of the firm. For March, partner Will Geer has selected the CDC Foundation.

Donations through the CDC Foundation crowdfunding campaign site will help with the current COVID-19 pandemic. These donations will be funding medical supplies, increasing lab capacity, providing support to vulnerable communities, and boosting clinical research to improve health outcomes and so much more. Will has chosen to donate to the CDC Foundation due to the current immediate need for assistance that organizations like the CDC are facing.

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SBA Loans and What Small Business Owners Need To Know

Founder Sara Khaki of Atlanta Divorce Law Group recently hosted Tax Attorney Jason Wiggam to educate small business owners on the SBA loan and tax benefits from the stimulus plan. Jason Wiggam breaks down the confusion of the SBA loans, the tax credits, and how to maximize this government benefit for your business.

February 2020

Dealing With Tax Problems

Jason Wiggam was featured on The Meriwether & Tharp Show to discuss best practices for dealing with the IRS, tax law, and particular situations where you might find yourself in tax court or dealing with the IRS.

Listen to the full show here.

Bankruptcy’s Impact on Divorce

Will Geer was featured on The Meriwether & Tharp Show to explain the types of bankruptcy, discuss what you can expect from a bankruptcy court, and answer many divorce-related bankruptcy questions.

Listen to the full show here.

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SuperLawyers 2020

Wiggam & Geer is excited to announce that Super Lawyers has named our founding partners to its list of Top Attorneys for 2020! Super Lawyers named Jason Wiggam one of its Top Rated Tax Attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia and Will Geer to its Super Lawyers list.

Jason Wiggam has been named to the 40 under 40 by Georgia State

40 Under 40

Jason Wiggam has been named as an honoree in the Georgia State 2020 class of distinguished alumni under the age of 40. Started in 2018, the 40 Under 40 program recognizes and honors the most influential and innovative graduates who embody the values of Georgia State.

Wiggam & Geer Gives Back

All through 2020, Wiggam & Geer is donating $1,000.00 per month to a charitable organization selected by the employees of the firm. For March, Associate Attorney Kelly Colovos has chosen Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).

CFF’s mission is to cure cystic fibrosis and provide those who are suffering from this disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives through funding research and drug development; promoting individualized treatment; and ensuring access to high-quality specialized care. CFC hosts fundraising events throughout the year to support its mission, and we encourage people to visit their website, attend an event, or make a donation to this tremendous cause.

Jason Wiggam Is the Tax Lawyer

Jason Wiggam was featured on The Jim Paisley Podcast to talk about what it’s like being a tax lawyer who is willing to take on the IRS in tax liability disputes. He also discussed common tax mistakes people make and the types of disputes the IRS may meddle in. They also covered business development and practical guides for small business owners to reduce their tax liability.

Listen to the full show here.

GSU 2020 Reunion

GSU 2020 Reunion

Jason Wiggam went to the GSU 2020 reunion (classes of 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015) on February 8th.

Jason Wiggam Presents “Tax & Ethics”

Jason Wiggam presented “Tax & Ethics: Make Sure You Know What You’re Doing” at King & Spaulding on February 13. This CLE covered competency and ethics rules all attorneys should be aware of, as well as recent changes in the tax code that could impact your practice.

January 2020

Wiggam & Geer Gives Back

All through 2020, Wiggam & Geer is donating $1,000.00 per month to a charitable organization selected by the employees of the firm. For January, partner Jason Wiggam selected Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the largest funder of research to advance cures and the leading non-profit that helps patients before, during and after their diagnosis and treatment. Jason and his wife, Ally, chose Leukemia & Lymphoma Society because it is a cause that is very near and dear to their hearts.

Jason Wiggam and family in Hawaii

Aloha!

Jason and his family recently traveled to Hawaii for a vacation and a family member’s wedding.

GSU Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Jason attended the Georgia State University Annual Scholarship Luncheon. He funds the Jason and Allyson Wiggam Fellowship for GSU Taxpayer Clinic students. The fellowship sponsors a graduate research assistant position and a tuition waiver.

December 2019

The Wiggam & Geer team had a great time at Sotto Sotto for our office holiday party

Holiday Office Party

The Wiggam & Geer team had a great time at Sotto Sotto for our office holiday party.

Lunch with Lawyers - Wiggam & Geer

Lunch with Lawyers

Partner Jason Wiggam recently attended “Lunch with Lawyers” hosted by De la Cruz Law, LLC for an informative presentation on “The Five Essential Business Systems in Every Successful Law Practice.”

Jason Wiggam attended the Lawyer's Club Holiday Party with his wife, Ally

Lawyer’s Club Holiday Party

Jason Wiggam attended the Lawyer’s Club Holiday Party with his wife, Ally.

Wiggam & Geer Gives Back

All through 2019, Wiggam & Geer is donating $1,000.00 per month to a charitable organization selected by the employees of the firm. For December, Case Coordinator Morgan Vest has chosen Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.

Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta provides local nonprofits access to high-quality legal services without having to divert funding away from their critical missions: feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, caring for children, nursing the sick, enabling the disabled and helping those in need to help themselves. Last year, the attorney volunteers provided over $4.2 million in free legal assistance to nonprofits.

Partner Jason Wiggam has been named as an honoree in the Georgia State 2020 class of distinguished alumni under the age of 40

Georgia State Distinguished Alumni

Partner Jason Wiggam has been named as an honoree in the Georgia State 2020 class of distinguished alumni under the age of 40. Started in 2018, the 40 Under 40 program recognizes and honors the most influential and innovative graduates who embody the values of Georgia State.

November 2019

Wiggam & Geer employees participated in an in-house LEAN training session hosted by Yoel Yohan

LEAN Training

Wiggam & Geer employees participated in an in-house LEAN training session hosted by Yoel Yohan. LEAN is a system for streamlining processes, reducing waste by identifying non-value activities and increasing productivity. We were able to experience a hands-on production simulation that doubled as a fun team-building exercise!

GSU Professional Development Speed Networking

Jason Wiggam attended the GSU Professional Development Speed Networking event in November. The event is open to all GSU students and the attorneys in attendance have a chance to meet the newest law school students.

 

Wiggam & Geer Gives Back

All through 2019, Wiggam & Geer is donating $1,000.00 per month to a charitable organization selected by the employees of the firm. For November, associate attorney Ryan Smith selected Atlanta Mission.  

Atlanta Mission is an organization with a mission to end homelessness and help men, women, and children with everything from the physical, to the practical, to the emotional. The Mission provides meals, shelter, clothing, job training, recovery programs, transitional housing and more to help those in need get back on their feet.

 

Jason Wiggam recently presented Tax Settlement Options to Bach, James, Mansour & Company CPA's

Presentation to Bach, James, Mansour & Company CPA’s

Jason Wiggam recently presented “Tax Settlement Options” to Bach, James, Mansour & Company CPA’s. For more information on this topic, contact us!

October 2019

GSU 40 Under 40

Jason Wiggam attended the GSU 40 under 40 Meet & Greet as a nominee. Through a formal nomination and selection process, the Georgia State University Alumni Association honors, recognizes and celebrates the most influential graduates who represent Georgia State.

Southern Federal Tax Institute

Wiggam & Geer attorneys attended the Southern Federal Tax Institute on October 21-23. The program is designed for the practitioner who must frequently anticipate and handle federal tax matters. Emphasis is placed on subjects new and current, including in-depth coverage of recent developments and problems which often prove difficult in planning clients’ affairs and transactions.

 

Wiggam & Geer Gives Back

All through 2019, Wiggam & Geer is donating $1,000.00 per month to a charitable organization selected by the employees of the firm. For October, associate attorney Morgan Marsh selected First Step Staffing For Good. 

First Step Staffing For Good is an amazing local non-profit that helps both homeless families and the greater community as a whole by helping to provide a path out of homelessness. The non-profit helps homeless individuals find secure, sustainable employment, every step of the way, including providing job and life coaching, transportation to job interviews and appointments, and even housing placement assistance. 

Jason Wiggam discussed Tax Tips for the SoloSmall Firm Practitioner at the first Lawyers who Lunch seminar hosted by De la Cruz Law, LLC and Southern First Bank on October 29th

Lawyers Who Lunch

Jason Wiggam discussed “Tax Tips for the Solo/Small Firm Practitioner” at the first “Lawyers who Lunch” seminar hosted by De la Cruz Law, LLC and Southern First Bank on October 29th.

September 2019

Wiggam & Geer Has Moved

We’ve moved! Come see us in our new, larger office located in Suite 1150.

GameChangers

Jason Wiggam attended Crisp GameChangers Summit September 27-28.

Wiggam & Geer Gives Back

All through 2019, Wiggam & Geer is donating $1,000.00 per month to a charitable organization selected by the employees of the firm. For September, Senior Attorney Judson Mallory chose Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal assistance and education for artists and art organizations in Georgia. Judson chose this organization because he comes from a large family of musicians and artists and has witnessed firsthand how difficult it can be for new artists to preserve and protect their work and navigate the industry. Georgia Lawyers for the Arts provide pro bono legal services and educational seminars for artists who would not otherwise be able to get the legal assistance they need.

Jason Wiggam and Judson Mallory presented on the Tax Practitioner speaker panel discussing revenue officer new hire training

Tax Practitioner Speaker Panel

Jason Wiggam and Judson Mallory presented on the Tax Practitioner speaker panel discussing revenue officer new hire training. Pictured above (from L to R): Enrolled Agent Bill Nemeth, Jason Wiggam, Judson Mallory, Resident Lead IRS Instructor Semako Agosa, CPA Mark Fishman.