Donald Johnson

, Shareholder

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Don counsels business owners and corporations in areas of M&As, tax litigation, business organization for corporations and partnerships, and tax and business planning. He assists clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing transactions. Don works closely with business entities on state and local tax matters including incentive opportunities.

Awards & Accreditations

  • Best Lawyers in America©
  • Alabama Super Lawyers


  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Tax Law, 2012-15
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2011-2012


  • University of Alabama School of Law, Adjunct Professor of International Taxation
  • Admitted to practice
    • US Tax Court
    • US Court of Federal Claims
  • American and Alabama State Bar Associations

Thought Leadership

  • Counsels business owners and corporations on areas of mergers and acquisitions, tax litigation, business organization, including corporations and partnerships and tax and business planning
  • Represents taxpayers in connection with federal, state and local tax controversies and audits
  • Counsels developers and investors with regard to real estate income tax planning, including capital gain planning and like-kind exchanges
  • Frequent lecturer on corporate taxation, partnership taxation, like-kind exchanges and tax litigation

University of Alabama School of Law

JD, summa cum laude, 1996

  • Alabama Law Review, Managing Editor
  • John A. Campbell Moot Court Board
  • Order of the Coif
  • Hugo L. Black Scholar
  • Alabama State Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award 

New York University School of Law

LLM in Taxation, 1997

  • Tax Law Review, Editor

Auburn University

BS, cum laude, 1993

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma 

  • Federal Tax Clinic
  • Board member
  • Speaker, "Hot S Corporation Topics", Alabama Society of CPA's 2012 Annual Meeting
  • Speaker, "Tax & Legal Issues Impacting Real Estate", Alabama CCIM Chapter, August 2012 
  • Speaker, "1031 Exchanges," Alabama Society of CPAs, August 2013
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2015 - 8/19/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys to Speak at 95th Alabama Society of CPAs Annual Meeting - 6/3/2014 Read More
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2014 - 8/16/2013 Read More
Sirote's Don Johnson to Speak About 1031 Exchanges at ASCPA Webinar - 8/15/2013 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Present ASCPA "Hot Topics in Tax" Webinar Series - 7/25/2013 Read More
Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate - 12/10/2012 Read More
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2013 - 11/5/2012 Read More
Seminar for CPA, Banking, and Commercial Real Estate industries! - 8/3/2012 Read More
Corporate, Tax and Estate Planning Attorneys Speak at ASCPA Annual Meeting - 6/22/2012 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Lawyers in the Tax Press - 5/9/2012 Read More
Don Johnson Appointed to Board of Alabama State Bar Taxation Section - 7/18/2011 Read More
Sirote's Don Johnson To Serve as Federal Tax Clinic Board Member - 7/29/2009 Read More
Sirote's Don Johnson To Serve as Federal Tax Clinic Board Member - 7/29/2009 Read More

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