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Christopher Grissom

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Economic Development
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
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Areas of Practice

  • Economic Development
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
  • International and Cross Border
  • Solar Energy
  • State and Local Tax
  • Tax Controversy and Litigation
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Profile

Chris Grissom practices primarily in the areas of state and local tax planning, LLCs, and state tax disputes, and state and local tax and non-tax incentives. Through his tax controversy, planning and incentives work, he deals with a wide variety of industries, including pulp and paper, solar and renewables, software technology, automotive, finance, and telecommunications. In his tax practice, Chris regularly counsels many of the Fortune 500 on state tax and incentive matters. He also conducts multi-state entity studies for a wide array of planning strategies.

As chair of the Economic Development Practice Group, Chris negotiates various incentive packages with state and local authorities, and advises clients on the maintenance of and the state and local filing requirements for preserving incentives. He has represented Hyundai Heavy Industries, Brose Tuscaloosa, North American Lighting, and POSCO AAPC in the location of their plants in Alabama. He also represents other automotive suppliers in Alabama on a variety of matters.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1997

Court Admissions
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1997, Federal Tax Clinic Scholarship
  • University of Alabama, B.S., 1993, cum laude

Areas of Practice

  • Economic Development
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
  • International and Cross Border
  • Solar Energy
  • State and Local Tax
  • Tax Controversy and Litigation

Blogs

Declassified

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding class certification requirements to proposed or enacted legislation, rules and regulations that impact class action litigation to key industry developments that may indirectly impact class action...

It Pays to Be Covered

Bradley's It Pays to Be Covered Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk managers, legal staff, and corporate officers and directors responsible for property and casualty insurance policy portfolios, claims management, and resolution. Our attorneys provide insights based on...

Patent 213

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written description and enablement requirements of 35 USC 112 and the subject matter eligibility requirements of 35 USC 101. The Patent 213 blog analyzes key decisions from the district courts and the Federal Circuit,...

The Law of Order

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as nonprofits, political parties, homeowners associations, unions, churches, trade associations), and leadership of any type of organizational meeting. In an effort to make all things parliamentary more...

Underwritten

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions, regulatory actions, ERISA updates, NAIC activity, cybersecurity issues and any other matters that could have an impact on the insurance industry.

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