Faculty Profile: Kati Sanford Goodner

Kati Sanford GoodnerLewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, PC
Previous Courses Taught (2)
  • Business Law Forum 2020: Day 1 Registration
  • The Business of Lawyering: Professional Development for Today‚Äôs Attorney [Knoxville]

Kati Sanford Goodner practices in the Knoxville office of Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg, & Waldrop, PC. Commercial Litigation and Tax Controversy are Kati's primary focus, although her experience and practice routinely includes Estate and Trust Litigation, Conservatorships, and advising her small business clients in a variety of matters ranging from formation issues to shareholder disputes and litigation. She obtained her LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University, and with an extensive background in litigation, Kati represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service in both civil and criminal tax matters, whether in the early stages of an examination, at the collections stage, or seeking relief from IRS liens and levies. A significant portion of her practice also includes adoptions, both domestic and international.
Kati is a regular speaker and author on tax-related matters, including legislative changes and practical applications of the tax code for individuals and small businesses. In addition to serving on various boards within the Knoxville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations, she is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association's Tax Law Section and the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation. She also serves as a member of the City of Knoxville's Better Building Board and enjoys working with middle school girls at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church.