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.
Brian serves as Assistant Treasurer on the Mobile Bar Association Executive Committee. He is also a member of the tax, real property and probate sections of the Alabama State Bar Association, and a member of the tax sections of the Florida and Georgia state bar associations.
- 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
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Areas of Practice
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Alabama State Bar Association - Tax Section, Board of Directors; Real Property and Probate Sections, Member
- Mobile Bar Association - Assistant Treasurer, Executive Committee
- The Florida Bar - Tax Section, Member
- State Bar of Georgia - Tax Section, Member
- Estate Planning Council of Mobile - Past Board President and Director
- 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
- Strategic Alternatives For and Against Distressed Businesses, Contributor, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2024 editions
- "It's Time to Think About New Reporting Requirements Under the Corporate Transparency Act," Adams and Reese Client Alert, April 2021
- "Four Things to Know About Louisiana's Hurricane Delta Tax Relief," Adams and Reese Client Alert, Oct. 2020
- "Opportunity Zones Update," Adams and Reese Webinar Series, June 2019
- "Opportunity Zones Update," Client Presentation, Feb. 2019
- "LLCs from Start to Finish," National Business Institute Seminar, Nov. 2018
- "Opportunity Zones in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: An Alternative to a Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchange," Adams and Reese Client Alert, Nov. 2018