Fred P. Parker IV

Fred Parker704.335.0350 phone
704.390.7020 direct
fred@gardnerskelton.comf-super-lawyers
Attorney at Law

Fred Parker focuses his practice in taxation. He advises businesses on state, local, and federal tax issues typically in the areas of compliance and controversy work. This includes taxes associated with income (state apportionment), sales and use, wages and benefits, property, payroll, unemployment, and property transfers. Fred’s representation addresses both the procedural aspects of these topics, as well as defending against examinations and audits conducted by state departments of revenue, local agencies, and the Internal Revenue Service.

Related tax concerns may flow through to individuals possibly creating personal liabilities. As examples, the federal trust fund recovery penalty and state sales and use tax personal assessments. Fred frequently works with clients in defending these and other federal and state individual tax disputes.

Fred’s tax controversy representation extends through the administrative processes through appearances before applicable state and federal courts, including the United States Tax Court and North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings.

In addition, Fred advises tax exempt organizations (including non-profits) on internal tax compliance and governance matters such as compensation and benefit corrective measures, private inurement concerns, intermediate sanctions, political limitations, unrelated business activities, joint ventures, and corresponding work with federal, state, and local taxing authorities.

Acknowledgements
  • Selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star
Practice Areas
  • Tax
  • Business
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Litigation
Education
  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1996
Admissions
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Tax Court
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
Clerkships
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr. of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Community Involvement
  • Volunteer Lecturer and Mentor, community college and university programs for students and small business owners offered by Central Piedmont Community College, Wingate University, Fayetteville State University, and Rowan Cabarrus Community College
Speaking Engagements
  • Fayetteville State University Veterans Business Outreach Center, Entrepreneur Boot Camp for Veterans, “Taxes, and Other Legal Issues Facing Your Business.”