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Christopher R. Grissom

Christopher R. Grissom

Partner

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

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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-taxincentives. Through his tax controversy, planning and incentives work, he deals with a wide variety of industries, including pulp and paper, softwaretechnology, automotive, finance, and telecommunications. In his tax practice, Chris regularly counsels many of the Fortune 500 on state tax and incentivematters. He also conducts multi-state entity studies for a wide array of planning strategies.

He speaks regularly on the tax aspects of pass-through entities at the national and state levels. He also co-authors a series of charts on the statetaxation of LLCs and LLPs that have appeared in numerous tax and business entity journals and treatises, such as “Keatinge & Conaway on Choice ofBusiness Entity” (ThomsonReuters 2016), and was a contributing author to Professor Richard D. Pomp’s leading casebook, “State & Local Taxation” (8 th ed. 2015).

In the economic development practice arena, he negotiates various incentive packages with state and local authorities, and advises clients on themaintenance of and the state and local filing requirements for preserving incentives. Chris 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 varietyof 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
Blogs

Declassified
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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...

Family Business Advocates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

It Pays to Be Covered™
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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...

Underwritten
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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,...

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