Lawyer Profile
Davis Smith
Gilpin Givhan - Montgomery
2660 EastChase Lane, Suite 300
Montgomery, AL, 36117
 
Phone | 334-244-1111
Toll Free | 877-269-2364
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Law School - University of Alabama School of Law
Bar Admission - 9/29/2000

Law Office Locations: Birmingham, Montgomery

Geographic Areas Served: Birmingham, Montgomery

Overview

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

Areas of Practice:

Taxation
Business Organizations & Transactions

Admissions:

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

Member:

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

Biography

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

Experience

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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