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Christopher R. Grissom

Christopher R. Grissom



  • Economic Development
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality

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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


  • 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


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