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Kristin Balding Gutting

Of Counsel
176 Croghan Spur Road
Suite 301
P.O. Box 22207 (29413)
Charleston, SC 29407


Wendy Price

Kristin Balding Gutting represents corporations, partnerships, and individuals in all phases of tax controversy, including IRS and state Department of Revenue audits, appeals and tax litigation.  Her work encompasses many aspects of federal and state and local tax controversy and planning.  Kristin 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, partnership, and income taxation issues.

Additionally, Kristin is a tenured Associate Professor of Law at the Charleston School of Law.  Previously, she was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida – Levin College of Law’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation program.

Kristin was a recipient of the Richard B. Stephens Award given to the most outstanding student by the faculty of the University of Florida Levin School of Law.

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