Heather G. Harlan

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Senior Business Counsel
Charleston, WV

Ms. Heather G. Harlan is a senior attorney at Robinson and McElwee and a licensed CPA. Her practice focuses on business and administrative law.  Her practice includes significant representation for clients in matters involving federal, state and local tax planning and litigation, general and corporate transactional work, small business planning and estate planning.

With respect to her substantial tax experience, Ms. Harlan has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals, various circuit courts throughout West Virginia and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in cases involving sales and use tax, personal and corporate income tax, trust fund tax, property tax, severance tax and provider tax.

In other business related matters, Ms. Harlan has represented clients in matters before the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Harlan served as the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals and was previously an accountant for Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP where she handled financial institution and health care facility audits, and prepared both individual and corporate tax returns, as well as cost reports for the related facilities.

Ms. Harlan is a graduate of West Virginia University’s College of Law and she holds an undergraduate degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology, where she was honored as the Alumnus of the Year in 2010.