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Janet L. Shires

Special Counsel

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Overview

Janet brings more than 25 years of legal experience to Nexsen Pruet, with a focus and dedication to the areas of Tax and Corporate Law.  While her career began with small firms and as a sole practitioner, she has served as General Counsel for the NC Property Tax Commission since 1994.

In this role, Janet oversaw the publishing of all Property Tax Commission final decisions and orders. She also revised all forms, publications and memorandums explaining property tax law and its policies and procedures to an audience that included taxpayers, attorneys and stakeholders. Her work included the publication of the Property Tax Commission Policy and Procedures Manual. Lastly she was counsel to the NC Department of Revenue on complex property tax issues.

Education

Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University, J.D., 1988

Campbell University, B.S. in Government/Pre-Law, 1984

Bar Admissions

North Carolina

Civic & Professional Memberships

North Carolina State Bar

Wake County Bar Association

Lifetime Alumni of Campbell University, Norman A. Wiggins School of Law

Recognitions

Founded the Jerry D. Lee and Louise B. Lee Memorial Law School Scholarship, Campbell University, Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, an academic scholarship for students from Harnett County, NC in memory of her parents.

  • Counsel for NC Department of Revenue on all questions concerning G.S. 105-228.29 (Excise Tax on Conveyances)
  • Ethics Liaison for the NC Property Tax Commission as required by the State Ethics Commission
  • NC Department of Revenue and Property Tax Commission Designated Rule Making Coordinator
Overview
  • Presenter and Guest Speaker at the North Carolina and South Carolina Bar Tax Association Meetings
  • Presenter and Guest Speaker at the National Conference of State Tax Law Judges on topics and updates concerning complex property tax issues and litigation, North Carolina property tax law, Property Tax Commission final decisions and orders, North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Opinions

In her free time, Janet enjoys gardening and the outdoors.

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