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Kristin Balding Gutting

Of Counsel
176 Croghan Spur Road
Suite 400
P.O. Box 22207 (29413)
Charleston, SC 29407


Wendy Price

Kristin brings invaluable knowledge when representing corporations, partnerships, and individuals in all phases of tax controversy, including IRS and state Department of Revenue audits, appeals and tax litigation. Working nationally and internationally with individuals and entities in various industries, Kristin’s work encompasses many aspects of federal, state, and local tax controversy and planning. She routinely advises clients on complicated tax matters, seeking to minimize the impact of disputes and resolve them efficiently. In partnership with our tax group, Kristin identifies and manages actual or potential tax controversies during a transaction's planning phase, particularly with regard to individual and partnership taxation issues.

Kristin has taught and written in the area of tax law and professional responsibility for more than 10 years. She is a tenured Associate Professor of Law at the Charleston School of Law and previously, she was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida–Levin College of Law’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the Taxation program.

In addition to practicing, writing, and teaching, Kristin spends her free time with her family. As a former a student-athlete on the women’s softball and soccer teams at Valparaiso University, she particularly enjoys cheering on her children at their sporting events.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Charleston Tax Council, President (2010), President-Elect (2009), Member (2011 – Present)
  • Belle Hall Elementary PTA, Member (August 2014 – Present)
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Coalition, Appointed Member (August 2009 – August 2014)
  • Legend Oaks HOA III, Secretary and Treasurer (March 2009 – August 2014)
  • Beech Hill Elementary PTA, Member (August 2012 – August 2014)
  • Trident United Way Income Vision Council, Appointed Member (May 2009 – May 2011)

News Releases


2008"The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007: Two New Provisions Regarding Principal Residence," 20-NOV S.C. Law. 24 (Nov. 2008)

Alternate biographies





  • LL.M., Taxation, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Class Rank:  1st, 2001
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2000
  • B.S., cum laude, Accounting, Valparaiso University, 1997

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2002
  • Georgia, 2004
  • United States Tax Court