PETER G. STATHOPOULOSATTORNEY
Contact Peter G. Stathopoulos
Direct Dial: 404.309.1132
Areas of Practice
State & Local Taxation
Economic Development Incentives
University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 1993)
Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1990)
Peter Stathopoulos has over 19 years of experience practicing in the areas of state and local taxation and economic development incentives, with an emphasis in entertainment tax incentives.
Mr. Stathopoulos helped draft a portion of the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act of 2008, which has made Georgia one of the leading U.S. destinations for film, television and digital entertainment productions. In addition, he helped draft a portion of the most recent Georgia entertainment incentive legislation, Georgia HB 1027 (2012).
Since 2009, Mr. Stathopoulos has represented clients in Georgia entertainment incentive deals exceeding $250,000 million. Mr. Stathopoulos represents a wide spectrum of entertainment clients, ranging from major motion picture studios and national broadcasters and cable companies to independent film production companies. Mr. Stathopoulos works closely with the Georgia Film Office and the Georgia Department of Revenue in representing his clients’ interests.
In addition, Mr. Stathopoulos practices extensively in the area of state and local tax controversy from audit defense up to litigation in Georgia’s trial and appellate courts.
Publications and Presentations
Mr. Stathopoulos is a frequent speaker on state & local tax issues to various organizations including the Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators (SEATA), the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), the Atlanta Tax Club, Tax Executives Institute (TEI), Lorman Educational Services, and various state departments of revenue. Mr. Stathopoulos has been a guest professor at the University of Georgia Terry School of Business and the Georgia State University School of Law. Mr. Stathopoulos is a Georgia tax correspondent for State Tax Today, published by Tax Analysts, and has published two articles in The State & Local Tax Lawyer, published by the American Bar Association and the Georgetown University Law Center.