Kelvin Lawrence represents business, individual and nonprofit clients in a variety of tax and transactional matters. His practice is principally focused on state and local tax counseling and controversies involving income, real property, sales, use, corporate franchise and commercial activity taxes. He also has helped clients with matters involving trust and estate planning and administration, as well as federal income, gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. Kelvin has experience in assisting clients with state residency audits and in seeking Private Letter Rulings from the Internal Revenue Service. He has worked with nonprofit entities to obtain real property tax exemptions, to maintain federal tax-exempt status and to improve corporate governance.
Before moving to Columbus, Kelvin counseled nonprofit clients on state and federal taxation issues through the University of Michigan Urban Communities Clinic and worked as a Contributing Editor for the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Kelvin is a member of the American, Ohio State, Columbus and John Mercer Langston Bar Associations, serves on the boards of the Capitol Square Rotary Club and The Entrepreneurship Institute and is co-chair of the Columbus Bar Association’s Business Tax Committee.
2/19/2013 - Ohio Budget Bill Introduced
1/7/2013 - Bernert and Lawrence Discuss Permanent Assignment Exemption from Sales Taxes on Employment Services in IPT Tax Report
9/1/2011 - Update on Special Ohio Use Tax Amnesty