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Davis Smith
Gilpin Givhan - Montgomery
2660 EastChase Lane, Suite 300
Montgomery, AL, 36117
Phone | 334-244-1111
Toll Free | 877-269-2364

Law School - University of Alabama School of Law
Bar Admission - 9/29/2000

Law Office Locations: Birmingham, Montgomery

Geographic Areas Served: Birmingham, Montgomery


Davis H. Smith is a member of the firm’s Taxation and Business Organizations & Transactions practice groups.

Areas of Practice:

Business Organizations & Transactions


Alabama State Bar
Alabama and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama


American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
Alabama State Bar, Section of Taxation
Member of Council of State Section of Taxation
Montgomery County Bar Association


B.A., Hampden-Sydney College, 1997
J.D., University of Alabama, 2000
LL.M. in Taxation, New York University, 2001


Davis H. Smith is a member of the firm’s Taxation and Business Organizations & Transactions practice groups.

Davis Smith frequently advises clients on tax and business strategies addressing the full life-cycle of a company, including formation, operation, growth and transition of ownership. Davis Smithhas represented businesses in a broad range of transactions, including choice of entity, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, divisive reorganizations, succession planning, private offerings, and general tax planning.

Davis Smith is a frequent speaker and author on tax planning for businesses, including strategies for limited liability companies and subchapter S corporations.

Speeches and Presentations:
“S Corporations: The Ins and Outs of Tax Reporting and Planning,” American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2006

“LLC Trends and Developments - 2007,” National Business Institute, 2007

“Disregarded Entities: Tax Issues Not To Be Disregarded," 2009 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum

Articles and Publications:
“Understanding Complex Tax Issues,” LLC Trends and Developments - 2007, National Business Institute, 2007

“Formation and Operation of LLCs,” LLC Trends and Developments - 2007, National Business Institute, 2007

“Tax Considerations in Exiting a Professional Practice,” Vol. 15, Managing Partner Advocate, LexisNexis, 2008

“Has the Limit on Challenges to Debt–Financed Distributions Been Extended?” Real Estate Taxation, Vol. 38/Issue 4, 2011

“Section 108 and Cancellation of Debt Income: Navigating IRS Rules” Strafford Publications, Inc., 2011


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