CPE Courses Bio

About the Instructor

ALLIE PETROVA is the founder and managing attorney of Petrova Law PLLC, a boutique law firm focused exclusively on tax and transactional matters. Allie Petrova concentrates her practice in complex business tax planning for closely held businesses and taxpayer representation before the Internal Revenue Service and the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Allie is a frequent speaker and author on tax and business planning matters. She presents at American Bar Association Tax Section meetings regularly and has presented at the J. Nelson Young Tax Institute. In the media, Allie has been quoted in CNBC, MSN Money, The Huffington Post, The Street, Super Money, and the U.S. News and World Report.

Ms. Petrova is the current Chair of the American Bar Association’s the Closely Held Businesses Committee. Ms. Petrova was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and as Legal Elite by North Carolina Business Magazine in 2018-2021. In 2020, Ms. Petrova was also recognized by Best Lawyers in America and was awarded the Nolan Fellowship by the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation. In 2020, Ms. Petrova was also recognized by Best Lawyers. She serves as the Treasurer of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Tax Section.

Clients benefit from Ms. Petrova’s acumen and experience in handling complex tax issues and advising businesses on how to structure transactions in a tax-efficient manner. In the tax controversy arena, Ms. Petrova counsels clients involved in civil examinations, administrative appeals, and tax collection matters. Allie dedicates a substantial portion of her practice to M&A transactions and negotiates complex business agreements.

Previously, Allie advised private equity and Fortune 500 clients on acquisitions and reorganizations in the Transaction Tax (M&A) group of Ernst & Young at its New York headquarters and practiced with a transactional North Carolina law firm. While in Washington, D.C., Ms. Petrova worked as an extern at the Office of Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service and the National Taxpayer Advocate.

Allie Petrova is a member of the United States Tax Court Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar. She is admitted to practice in North Carolina and New YorkAllie earned her J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation degrees from the Georgetown University Law Center. She also holds a bilingual LL.M. degree in International Economic Law from The Sorbonne in Paris and has presented on tax law internationally.