Craig Terrett won summary judgment on behalf of an accounting firm in Savannah that had been sued for its alleged negligent distribution of profits to the plaintiff, who had resigned as a member of a corporation for whom the accounting firm did taxes. The plaintiff claimed that the alleged improper profit distribution increased his tax liability by over $200,000. The plaintiff was seeking to recover for the amount of the increased tax liability, as well as attorney’s fees and expenses and punitive damages. The court, however, held that the release agreement that the plaintiff signed when he resigned from the corporation barred recovery because it released the corporation and its agents from all liability for any and all future claims, including those related to taxes and distributions. The accounting firm was found to be an agent of the corporation and, therefore, protected from liability from the plaintiff’s claims.