Maynard Nexsen Expands Tax Practice


Experienced State and Local Tax Attorney Joins Columbia, SC Office

Maynard Nexsen, a full-service law firm with 24 offices across the United States, is pleased to announce Nicole “Nikki” M. Wooten has joined the Firm’s Columbia office Of Counsel. Nikki’s practice concentrates on state and local tax (SALT) consulting and litigation, alcohol licensing and compliance, and appellate matters. 

As part of her SALT practice, Nikki provides clients with expansive insight on state and local tax issues gained from her extensive litigation and appellate experience as Senior Counsel with the South Carolina Department of Revenue.  An experienced tax litigator, she has tried dozens of tax cases before state trial courts and federal district court, and briefed and argued cases before state appellate courts and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Most recently, Nikki litigated the first cases in South Carolina related to combined unitary reporting as an alternative apportionment method, frequently referred to in the SALT practice as "Forced Combination." In addition, she developed and litigated the preeminent cases in South Carolina addressing sourcing in the corporate income tax area.  

Similar to Nikki's tax litigation experience, she has tried numerous cases related to alcohol licensing and compliance during her time at the Department of Revenue. Nikki also clerked and worked as a staff attorney with the South Carolina Administrative Law Court.

“Nikki’s experience is an outstanding asset for our clients,” said Rick Reames, chair of Maynard Nexsen’s Tax Practice Group. “She has a proven track record of success in tax litigation and appellate work, as well as administrative and regulatory matters. We are thrilled she has chosen Maynard Nexsen to continue her exceptional career.”

Maynard Nexsen proudly serves clients from 24 offices in the following markets:

  • Alabama: Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery
  • California: Los Angeles, San Francisco
  • Florida: Miami, Orlando
  • Georgia: Atlanta
  • Iowa: Des Moines
  • New York: New York City
  • North Carolina: Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh
  • South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Hilton Head/Bluffton, Myrtle Beach
  • Tennessee: Knoxville, Nashville
  • Texas: Austin, Dallas
  • Washington, D.C.

About Maynard Nexsen

Maynard Nexsen is a full-service law firm with more than 550 attorneys in 24 offices from coast to coast across the United States. Maynard Nexsen formed in 2023 when two successful, client-centered firms combined to form a powerful national team. Maynard Nexsen’s list of clients spans a wide range of industry sectors and includes both public and private companies. 

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