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Brian K. Smithweck

Partner

I enjoy working with clients on a range of business law issues, but my advanced training in tax law enables me to deliver extra value to clients with complex tax issues.

Brian Smithweck practices in the areas of corporate, partnership and limited liability company planning, estate planning, probate, trusts and estates, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning and tax controversies. He represents businesses, individuals and families.

Brian received his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida and is admitted to practice law in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Mobile, Inc. and is a frequent speaker on the topics of estate planning, business planning, family businesses and corporate, partnership and limited liability company issues.

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2011
  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 2010
  • University of South Alabama, M.B.A., 2007
  • University of South Alabama, B.S., 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar Association, Member of Tax Section, Real Property and Probate Sections
  • The Florida Bar, Member of Tax Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member of Tax Section
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Mobile, Board of Directors
  • Extensive experience in business succession and estate planning for families and family-owned businesses
  • Counseling clients with inbound and outbound international entity and transaction tax structures
  • Forming nonprofit entities, and obtaining federal tax-exempt status for both public charities and private foundations
  • Providing operational advice to nonprofit and tax exempt entities and overseeing significant charitable contributions
  • Advanced estate and wealth transfer planning including insurance trusts, charitable trusts and grantor trusts