Practice Areas

Our attorneys can assist you in the following areas:


  • Tax Controversy and Litigation
    • Notices
    • Appeals
    • Tax Court
  • Resolution
  • Tax Planning
    • Tax implications for entity choice
    • Estate planning
    • Business tax
  • Tax Compliance
    • Personal and Business returns
    • Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)
    • State tax returns

We provide services in all areas of tax law including tax returns, tax planning, and resolving amounts owed through challenging the IRS and state tax agencies or helping clients work out alternate payment arrangements. We will deal directly with IRS and state agencies.


  • Choice of Entity and Formation
    • Corporation
    • Limited Liability Company
    • Non-Profit Corporations
    • Professional Corporations
    • Partnerships
    • and More
  • Tax Planning
    • S Corporation Election
    • Tax Free Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Reorganizations
    • Succession and Exit Planning
  • Intellectual Property
    • Trademark Filings
  • Administrative Compliance
  • Contracts
    • Employment Agreements
    • Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements
    • Independent Contractor Agreements
    • Buy-Sell Agreements
    • Leases
    • Corporate Governance
    • and More

At the Law Office of D. Mathew Blackburn we work with clients to understand their business inside and out, and make sure their needs are met in areas such as tax planning, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance.

Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer

  • Wills
  • Declaration as to Medical and Surgical Treatment, also known as a Living Will
  • Disposition as to Last Remains
  • Powers of Attorney
    • Medical and Financial
    • Springing and Durable
  • Trusts
    • Living Trusts
    • ILITs (Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts)
    • Grandchildren Trusts
    • QPRTs (Qualified Personal Residence Trusts)
    • GRATs (Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts)
    • IDGTs (Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts)
    • Special Needs Trusts
    • Charitable Remainder Trusts
    • Charitable Lead Trusts

Every family has unique needs, wants and concerns. Our firm will tailor a plan that transfer and retains wealth through generations.

We also assist our clients in all aspects of Probate, including probating wills, prosecuting or defending will or trust challenges, and prosecuting or defending estate and trust administration issues.

Technology & Cybersecurity Law

  • Internet safety
  • Privacy, data protection, and information management
  • Internal policies
  • Employment issues
  • Data breach responses
  • Analyzing breaches
  • Investigating incidents
  • International data transfers
  • Litigating data security breach actions
  • Insurance coverage for data security breaches and other cyber risks
  • Contracting with customers, service providers, and affiliates
  • U.S. SEC disclosures
  • Government enforcement actions
  • Mergers and acquisitions