Frank G. Podesta

Frank G. Podesta

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
404-937-1255
Fax:
404-841-9178
Email:

Frank G. Podesta is a tax and litigation attorney with The Bomar Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Podesta is a member of the American Bar Association, in which he is a member of both the Financial Institutions and White Collar Crime Committees.

Mr. Podesta earned his B.A. in History and English, as well as his M.A. in Theology from Boston College. He earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, winning the Pro Bono Service Award. Mr. Podesta also attended Rutgers University School of Business for an M.B.A., majoring in Accounting and Finance.

Frank Podesta began his career as a litigation associate with Lipman Antonelli in New Jersey, where he successfully defended county entities in dozens of actions including alleged civil rights violations and labor & employment suits. Mr. Podesta also won a landmark decision on behalf of Cumberland County in the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division extending continuing torts to environmental damage as a result of faulty construction.

After relocating to Atlanta, Mr. Podesta joined Williams, Morris &Waymire where he represented county entities, such as sheriffs' departments, police departments, in civil rights actions. He won numerous decisions in civil rights and environmental actions. Mr. Podesta now utilizes that experience is helping victims of civil rights abuses recover for their injuries.

As part of The Bomar Law Firm, Frank Podesta effectively utilizes his Accounting and Finance background and experience to handle complex tax litigation cases. Mr. Podesta has successfully resolved scores of tax controversy and tax audit matters before the Internal Revenue Service, the Georgia Department of Revenue, and the Alabama Department of Revenue, often eliminating or reducing tax debt to a fraction of the assessed amount.

Mr. Podesta has taken tax matters to United States District Court and the United States Tax Court, where his unique blend of litigation and tax experience has proven to be invaluable. Recently, Frank Podesta also won a major decision in Georgia Superior Court, demonstrating that a judgment creditor could not pierce the corporate veil to jump ahead of business creditors to garnish the assets of a single member LLC.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tax Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Pro Bono Award
    • Honors: Dean's Scholar
  • Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
    • M.S. - 2006
    • Major: Theology
  • Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.S. - 2003
    • Major: English & History
  • Boston College
    • B.A.
    • Major: History and English
  • Boston College
    • M.A.
    • Major: Theology
  • Rutgers University School
    • M.B.A.
    • Major: Accounting and Finance
  • Boston College
    • M.A.
    • Major: History and English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Financial Institutions, Member
  • White Collar Crime Committees, Member
  • American Bar Association, o Committee Member, Corporate Investigations Group of the Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Committee Member, Appellate Practice Group of the Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association, Taxation Law Section, Member
  • Georgia Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • St. Thomas More Society