Christopher R. Grissom

Christopher R. Grissom

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
One Federal Place 1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35205

Main Office Phone: 205.521.8514
Direct Work Phone: 205.521.8514
FAX: 205.488.6514

Professional Experience:

Chris Grissom practices primarily in the areas of state and local tax planning, LLCs, federal and state tax disputes, and state and local tax and non-tax incentives.

Practice Focus:

In his Tax Practice, Chris regularly counsels many of the Fortune 500 on Alabama tax matters. He also conducts multi-state entity studies for a wide array of planning strategies. Chris is familiar with choice of entity and the use of LLCs and LLPs and is the co-author of a series of charts and articles on the state tax treatment of LLCs and LLPs.

In the Economic Development Practice arena, he works to negotiate various incentives with state and local authorities, as well as advising clients on the maintenance of and the state and local filing requirements for preserving incentives. Through his tax controversy, planning and incentives work, he deals with a wide variety of industries including pulp and paper, software technology, automotive, telecommunications, and textile manufacturers.


University of Alabama School of Law, J.D.
University of Alabama, B.S., cum laude


State Taxation of Flow-Through Entities & Their Owners
Attorney-Client Privilege & Work-Product Doctrine in a FIN 48 Era
Recent Tax Developments: Legislative, Judicial & Administrative
Taxation of Pass-Through Entities and Their Corporate Owners
2009 Alabama Chapter of the ABA Property Tax Desk Book
Alabama’s Tax Incentives Expanded to White Collar” Service Economy
Challenges to State Add-Back Statues: Will They Survive?

Professional and Community Activities:

Economic Development Association of Alabama
Southern Economic Development Council
North Alabama Industrial Development Association, Advisory Board Member
Japan America Society of Alabama, Board Member
Alabama Germany Partnership
German American Chamber of Commerce
Birmingham Tax Forum, Board Member
American Bar Association
Alabama State Bar Association
Business Council of Alabama, Tax Committee
Independent SALT Alliance
Council on State Taxation, Practitioner Member
National Association of Property Tax Attorneys
Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association

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