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Tennessee Property Rights Council, LLC
Aaron J. Kowan, Esq., President
Anita Anand, Esq., Treasurer and Secretary
Chris Bowles, Esq., Board Member
Officer and Board Member Bios
Aaron J. Kowan ‐ President
Partner at Kowan | Cordon, a boutique law firm specializing in federal, state, and international tax and business planning. His practice is focused on both tax consulting and the structuring, negotiating and closing of corporate and partnership transactions. He routinely advise clients on most of the significant areas of corporate, partnership and individual income taxation, including:
- tax and corporate aspects of mergers and acquisitions
- structuring of partnerships, joint ventures and startup companies
- drafting and negotiation of complex partnership and LLC agreements
- state and local tax planning
- executive compensation matters, including 409A compliance
- formation of and compliance issues relating to tax-exempt organizations, public charities and private foundations
- tax planning and structuring related to private equity and real estate investment funds
In addition, a significant portion of his practice concentrates on the representation of investors, developers and syndicators nationwide in connection with tax-incentivized investments, including conservation motivated real estate funds, low income housing tax credits, renewable energy tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, new markets tax credits, entertainment/film tax credits and other state specific credits.
Anita Anand – Treasurer and Secretary
Anita is a licensed attorney and a Senior Manager with Brady Ware & Co. She supports the firm’s Tax Practice, State and Local Tax Practice, and serves as a firm wide resource in the area of tax research and consulting. This includes providing taxpayer representation in matters requiring federal and state private letter rulings. She is also responsible for federal, state, and local technical tax support involving a range of industries and clients. Along with these day to day responsibilities, Anita also contributes her expertise to a number of local government agencies, industry organizations, and nonprofits. She is an adjunct professor at Georgia Perimeter College and a guest lecturer at Georgia State University and the University of Georgia. Anita is also the author of various articles and white papers on various subject matters.
Chris Bowles - Board Member
Chris Bowles practices primarily in the areas of economic development, energy and environmental regulation. He assists clients in obtaining incentives for job creation, capital investment and clean energy projects. He advises clients on a range of challenges associated with project development, including regulatory, environmental and real estate issues. A self-described “policy geek,” Chris digs into the “why” behind laws and policies, and from this perspective, he provides clients context and advice on the best courses of action for their businesses.
Chris actively represents and advises numerous clients in the solar energy industry. He represents clients on the diverse regulatory, property and tax issues that arise in connection with the financing and development of utility and commercial scale solar projects, including some of the largest solar developments in the eastern United States.