Slayton has been with Smith & Howard since 2013, beginning as an intern, and is a Manager in our Tax Services group. He provides domestic and international tax consulting and compliance services to clients across many industries and at every stage of their business cycle.
A member of our real estate and construction niche teams, Slayton’s main focus is on partnership taxation, with an emphasis on commercial and residential real estate. He helps evaluate and structure deals to optimize the owner’s/investor’s return and minimize tax exposure. Slayton has also amassed experience in fixed asset/depreciation considerations, including tangible property regulations, qualified improvement property rules and cost segregation opportunities. Within the firm, Slayton leads Excel training across all departments and has led new hire training for busy season in the Tax Department for several years.
Slayton has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Georgia Tech and a Master of Taxation from Georgia State University. He is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and ULI (Urban Land Institute) Atlanta.
A proud, long-time resident of Atlanta’s bustling Westside, Slayton enjoys cycling all over metro Atlanta, traveling locally and overseas, and exploring Atlanta’s new and established restaurants. As an avid amateur DJ, music producer and drummer in his past life, Slayton is often found tapping, whistling or humming his way through the day.