Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC
Richard Matlock is a member of the firm whose practice is
primarily in the areas of federal, state and local tax planning and
controversies, corporate law, business formations, mergers, acquisitions, joint
ventures, real estate, estate planning, business succession planning, and
The primary focus of Mr. Matlock’s practice is the
representation of individuals, limited liability companies, partnerships, and
corporations in various business transactions with a strong emphasis on federal
and state tax planning. Mr. Matlock’s transactional practice encompasses
assisting clients with business formations, mergers, acquisitions, joint
ventures, buy-sell agreements, like-kind exchanges, leases, and general
day-to-day business matters. Mr. Matlock also advises small and large
businesses with respect to the federal and state tax issues arising from these
and other types of business transactions.
In addition, Mr. Matlock’s practice focuses on estate
planning, business succession planning, wealth transfer planning, asset
protection, and probate matters. Mr. Matlock drafts wills, revocable and
irrevocable trusts, and the other documents necessary for clients to implement
their estate and business succession planning.
Mr. Matlock also represents clients in federal and state tax
litigation and audits. These tax controversies include federal income, estate
and gift taxes, as well as state sales and use taxes, franchise and excise
taxes, inheritance taxes, and property taxes.
Mr. Matlock, a native of Bolivar, Tennessee, graduated with
high honors from The University of Tennessee in 1989 and received his law
degree from The University of Tennessee in 1992. In 1993, Mr. Matlock obtained
an LL.M. with an emphasis in taxation at the University of Miami School of Law.
Mr. Matlock returned to Tennessee and has practiced law at Woolf McClane since
its inception. He is a member of the American, Tennessee and Knoxville Bar
Associations. Mr. Matlock previously served on the Board of Directors of
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity.