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Alyssa Maloof Whatley

alyssa@whatleytaxlaw.com
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Phone: (404) 551-5838
Fax: (470) 200-3376

1372 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Alyssa Maloof Whatley prides herself on honest, aggressive, and compassionate representation of her clients. From the very start of her legal career, Alyssa knew she wanted to help individuals facing financial crisis by focusing on bankruptcy and tax. Alyssa earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from Georgia State University College of Law. While in law school Alyssa worked full time for a prominent Atlanta bankruptcy attorney, where she honed her skills and learned all aspects of the bankruptcy practice area. During her third year in law school, Alyssa interned with United States Bankruptcy Judge the Honorable Margaret A. Murphy, where she drafted orders for matters on the docket in complex Chapter 11 litigation. During her time with Judge Murphy 5 out of 5 draft orders were published on the United States Bankruptcy Court website. She also worked as a Graduate Research Assistance for the Philip Cook Low Income Taxpayer clinic, where she helped low-income individuals with all types of IRS matters.

After graduation, Ms. Whatley worked as a Chapter 13 Courtroom Attorney for Berry and Associates and named courtroom attorney for three federal courtrooms in the Atlanta Division. Following Berry and Associates, she joined one of the state’s best tax firms, Bomar Law Firm LLC, where she represented taxpayers in all areas of tax litigation and was named Collections Team Lead.

Alyssa is founder and owner of Law Offices of Alyssa Maloof Whatley. She is proud to provide quality, affordable, comprehensive representation on all IRS, Georgia, and Debt related matters. She also serves as President of the Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney’s Group.

Education

J.D., Georgia State University

J.B. Moore Tax Clinic Fellowship, Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
National Security Law - CALI Excellence for the Future Award Extern for the Honorable Margaret H. Murphy - United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia Graduate Research Assistant - Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

B.A., University of Georgia
Major: International Affairs
B.A. cum laude
Honors: HOPE Scholarship Recipient
Honors: Roller Skating Foundation Scholarship Recipient
Honors: Dean's List
Honors: Sigma Iota Rho
Alpha Chi Omega

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Georgia
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
United State Tax Court
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group
President

Atlanta Bar Association
Member

Atlanta Bar Association, Tax Law Section
Member

Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
Member

State Bar of Georgia
Member

Industry Areas
  • Individuals
  • Self-Employed Individual
  • Small and Medium Businesses
Speaking Engagements

Conference Name:
MACBAG & The W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court Joint Program
Title: Not So Fast My Friend: Pitfalls and Risks of Attempts to Avoid Creditors Through Self-Settled Trust, Asset Protection and Spendthrift Trust, and Willful Evasion of Taxes.
Date: 2017

Conference Name:
United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Georgia: Bench and Bar Committee Lunch and Learn Program
Title: Bankruptcy & Taxes
Date: 2017

Conference Name:
Cobb County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Annual CLE
Title: Dealing with the Internal Revenue Service to Avoid Potential Pitfalls
Date: 2017

Conference Name:
Cobb County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
Title: IRS Programs and Alternatives to Bankruptcy
Date: 2017

Non-Legal Activities

Competitive National Champion Roller Figure Skater, Make-Up Artist, and Dog Mom

Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her husband, Peter, her family, and her two dogs, Lady and Brooklyn. She also works as a free-lance makeup artist on the weekends providing makeup services for weddings, special occasions, and photoshoots. When she is not working cases or providing makeup services, you can find her roller skating on the beltline and teaching lessons at the local skating rink.

Languages
  • English
Testimonials
I run a CPA firm and Alyssa has helped my clients that have IRS issues. Her expertise ends up giving the clients more favorable tax liability positions than they had before. She is enjoyable to work with and communicates clearly and to the point. I have learned a lot from her due to her immense tax resolution knowledge.
★★★★★
Alyssa Whatley helped us with a major tax issue that seemed impossible and she seemed to do it with ease. She helped us through a very difficult and hard time. Alyssa's work ethics and performance set a very high standard that we value. She works with strong intention and honesty. She represented us so well and gave us honest answers. She was careful and this made us know that she is trustworthy. We knew that she really wanted to help us and that is her heart for why she does what she does. Alyssa has an endearing confidence that gave us assurance and a calm knowing that she is very knowledgable and good at what she does! Alyssa always responded promptly to us and kept us very informed. She is definitely at the top of her game in her field! Thankful to have had her representing us! Lindy
★★★★★
Alyssa immediately impressed me with her competence. That was most important to me. How well will my attorney do their job for me? Alyssa knocked it out of the park for me. Her understanding of our overly complex Tax laws never ceased to amaze me. Alyssa seemed to know every trick in the book to achieve the best results. Alyssa analyzed my state of affairs and delivered better results than I had hoped for. Before meeting Alyssa, I was wary about whether my attorney would have _my_ best interest at heart? I did not expect a cheerful attorney; What a difference a smile makes when you're going through troubled waters. Alyssa deserves my highest recommendation. I just wish I could express my appreciation better. Job well done, Alyssa! Thank you! Anonymous
★★★★★
I contacted Alyssa after I was wrongfully imprisoned due to a clerical error by Fulton Co. Alyssa listened with empathy to my entire story and took all of the correct steps in handling my case. Alyssa updated me frequently on my case so that I could rest assure it was in the right hands. Alyssa was able to get my case dropped and my money returned very quickly. Mrs. Whatley came highly recommended to me and I see why. Alyssa's professionalism, experience, compassion, and positive attitude was exactly what I needed during this time of uncertainty. Kaitlin
★★★★★
Mrs.Whatley handled a case for us with the IRS. We had tax liens after a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and she was able to have them removed promptly. She is extremely knowledgeable about tax law and I'd recommend her to anyone, including my own family and friends. Keith
★★★★★