About Us

  • South Carolina Bar
    South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
    American Bar Association
  • Greenville Bar Association
    Greenville Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: Jonathan Colao
    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: Jonathan Colao

About Us

A Track Record of Success

Our team of talented attorneys at Southeastern Tax Advocates, a subsidiary of Merline & Meacham, P.A. which has been proudly serving South Carolina since 1970. In that time, we have helped countless individuals and local businesses navigate and overcome a wide variety of tax debt difficulties. We strive to provide accessible services and provide virtual consultations as well as in-person meetings at one of our two conveniently located South Carolina offices.

Tax Law, Simplified

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Communication. Collaboration. Creativity.

Our Team of Tax Lawyers

Direct and Capable Assistance

When you hire Southeastern Tax Advocates to help you manage your tax debt, you will get direct access to one of our skilled lawyers. Our team will work closely with you throughout our handling of your case, and you can rest assured you will have our full and complete attention. We will analyze the facts of your situation and work to determine a favorable path forward.

Our firm can assist you with:

  • Tax Settlements. We work to reduce what you owe through negotiating offers in compromise, penalty abatements, installment agreements, and more.
  • Tax Collection. Our team can work to stop and prevent damaging government collection actions, including wage garnishments and tax levies.
  • IRS Audits. We guide you through the process, respond to IRS requests, represent you in court, and facilitate appeals.
  • Payroll Taxes. Our firm can act quickly on behalf of businesses to negotiate and secure tax settlements for payroll tax-related issues.
  • Unfiled Taxes. Fall behind on your taxes? We can help minimize the negative consequences.
  • Tax Evasion. Our team can help you protect your interests and fight these serious charges.

You do not have to face tax debt alone. Call (864) 613-6608 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help.


A Local Firm Capable of Facilitating Powerful Solutions

Our lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in tax law and understand the intricacies and nuances of the United States tax code. We regularly leverage that knowledge to secure positive results for our clients. No matter the extent of your tax debt, we are determined to help you secure relief.


Schedule a no-obligation consultation to explore your tax relief options today by calling (864) 613-6608 or contacting us online. Same-day appointments are available.


[1] Southeastern Tax Advocates is a subsidiary of Merline & Meacham, P.A. All client cases will be handled by an attorney of Merline & Meacham, P.A. who primarily practices in one of our offices at 812 East North Street, Greenville, SC 29601 or 723 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

Any result the law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Verne is my “go-to” for all tax questions as well as all complex estate planning issues.

    “I have known and worked with Verne McGough, for years. As a fellow attorney but in a different field of practice, he is the ONLY tax attorney to whom I will refer anyone. He is organized, prompt, and extremely knowledgeable in his field.”

    - Eydie T. (Attorney, Not a Client)

Why Choose Us?

  • In-Person & Virtual Accessibility
  • Attorneys Who Personally Handle Your Case
  • Board-Certified in Tax Law (Verne McGough)

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