Joseph W. Gibbs

Joseph W. Gibbs



  • Corporate Partnership and Real Estate Tax
  • Affordable Housing and Community Development
  • Economic Development

WSG Practice Industries


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Tennessee, U.S.A.


Joe Gibbs' practice is focused on federal, state and local taxation, including planning and controversy resolution. Joe has represented clients successfully before the Tennessee tax administrative bodies and before Tennessee courts, including the Tennessee Supreme Court. Joe represents a number of Fortune 500 companies with respect to their Tennessee tax matters. Joe also represents clients in federal tax controversy resolution, including administrative appeals and representation before the United States Tax Court. Joe has extensive experience in advising clients in structuring real estate transactions, including structuring ownership entities and investments in United States real estate by foreign investors. A substantial part of Joe’s practice includes advising clients with respect to economic and tax incentives available to businesses for expanding their facilities in Tennessee or relocating facilities to Tennessee, including structuring PILOTS and other incentives.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1979

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States Tax Court


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1979, Order of the Coif
  • University of Tennessee, B.S., 1973, with honors
Areas of Practice

Affordable Housing and Community Development | Corporate Partnership and Real Estate Tax | Economic Development | Emerging Growth Companies | Real Estate | State and Local Tax | Tax | Tax Controversy and Litigation | Tax-Exempt Organizations | Trusts and Estates