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Charles A. Trost

Charles A. Trost


Tennessee, U.S.A.

tel: 615 850 8911
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For almost 40 years, businesses have entrusted their tax matters to Charlie Trost. A consummate tax lawyer with an affable manner, Charlie has well earned his reputation as a leading authority on a variety of tax-related issues including:

Tax litigation
Government relations
Incentives for industrial siting and corporate relocations
State and local taxes
Tax mediation

Evidencing his vast knowledge and experience, in 2010, Charlie served as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Revenue which collects state's tax revenue and enforces state tax laws. His impeccable reputation has also earned him approval as a Rule 31 Listed Mediator in the field of General Civil Mediation.

For over 20 years, Best Lawyers has recognized Charlie for his work in the area of Tax and Trusts & Estate Law. In 2011, State Tax Notes named Charlie as one of the Top 10 Tax Lawyers in the country. Business Tennessee has also repeatedly listed Charlie as one of the Top 101 Lawyers in Tennessee.

Bar Admissions



B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1960
J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, 1963
LL.M (Taxation), New York University, 1974
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Tennessee Uniform Law Commissioner, 1997-Present
Treasurer and Member of Executive Committee, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 2005-2015
Trustee, Uniform Law Foundation
Member, State and Local Tax Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association
Reporter and Draftsman, ULC Committee to Revise the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act
Member, American Law Institute, 1997-2009
Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation, Nashville Bar Foundation and the Uniform Law Foundation
Member, Board of Emeritus Directors of the Paul Hartman State and Local Tax Forum
Former Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Tax Section of the Tennessee Bar Association
Former Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Tax Committee of the Nashville Bar Association
Former Chairman, Probate Committee and Probate Rules Subcommittee of the Nashville Bar Association
Former President, Maury County Bar Association, 1970
Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator

Professional Activities and Experience

Professor of Law, Belmont University College of Law, 2012-present
Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Revenue, 2010-2011
Professor of Law, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL,1974-1981
Partner, Courtney, Trost, Leech & Hardin, Columbia, TN, 1964-1974
Law Clerk to the Honorable William E. Miller, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1963-1964

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