Gregory Rhodes

, Shareholder

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In his practice at Sirote & Permutt, Greg is involved in tax controversy and litigation work, performs tax planning and corporate planning for individuals and closely held businesses, including income taxes, estate and gift taxes, state and local taxes and business transactions.  Such tax litigation has included representation of partnerships, corporations and individuals in multi-million dollar tax controversies in Tax Court trials in New York, North Carolina, Atlanta, Alabama, and other venues. Greg also works in the area of international taxation, including helping individuals and businesses comply with current foreign income tax filing obligations and curing past FBAR, FATCA or other filing omissions. Greg has helped set up companies in foreign jurisdictions and has helped several individuals successfully complete the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure program.

Awards & Accreditations

  • Alabama Super Lawyers


  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2011, 2013-15


  • Birmingham Tax Forum; American Bar Association, Tax Procedure Committee; American Bar Association, Civil and Criminal Penalties Committee
  • Admitted to practice law:
    • Alabama
    • Mississippi
    • Federal Tax Court
    • US Court of Federal Claims

Thought Leadership

  • Handles substantial tax controversies with federal and state authorities in situations involving administrative proceedings and litigation in Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims and US Courts of Appeals
  • Handles business, corporate and shareholder controversies
  • Performs tax planning and corporate planning for individuals and closely held businesses, including income taxes, estate and gift taxes and state local taxes, business transactions and family succession planning
  • Extensive knowledge of subjects related to tax practice and procedure and the handling of tax controversies and litigation
  • Extensive knowledge of subjects related to civil and criminal tax penalties
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects or organization and operation of tax-exempt and non-profit organizations from both a federal and state perspective
  • Professor of Law at Birmingham School of Law where he taught Federal Income Taxation

New York University School of Law

LLM, 2008

University of Mississippi School of Law

JD, 2005

magna cum laude
Criminal Law American Jurisprudence Award (Highest Grade)
Conflicts of Law American Jurisprudence Award (Highest Grade)
Corporate Finance American Jurisprudence Award (Highest Grade)
IOLTA Scholarship
Moot Court Board Member
Academic Excellence Program Instructor

Millsaps College

BA, 2001

cum laude

  • Literacy Council
  • Junior Board Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Public Service Committee
  • Prescott House
  • Junior Board Member
  • United Way Visiting Allocation Team, 2009-10
  • Alabama Leadership Initiative, 2010

  • Co-Author, "Navigating the Defenses to Valuation Penalties in Charitable Deduction Cases," Journal of Taxation, December 2014
  • Author, “Conservation Easement Confusion in the Tax Court and Fifth Circuit,” Real Estate Taxation, 2014
  • Author, "Entitlement to Damages Not Jurisdictional Matter; Employee Bound by Legislative Changes", Alabama Law Weekly Update, December 19, 2013
  • Author, Sirote's Conservation Easement Blog
  • Author, Sirote's Tax Planning Blog
  • Author, Sirote's Tax Controversy Blog
  • Author, "Navigating the Defenses to Valuation Penalties in Charitable Deduction Cases," Journal of Taxation, December 2014
  • Author, "Intent to Renegotiate Rent Held to be Unreasonable Withholding of Consent to Assignment; Board of Education Must Provide Justification in Decreasing Jobs", Alabama Law Weekly Update, May 7, 2013
  • Author, "The "Open and Obvious" Danger Argument", Alabama Law Weekly Update, January 8, 2013
  • Co-author, Circuit Courts Speak on Conservation Easements, But is the IRS Listening?", Taxation of Exempts, January/Febuary 2013
  • Co-author, "What is Conservation Easement?," The Counselor, Fall 2013
  • Author, Sirote Weekly Alabama Law Update, February 9, 2010
  • Author,“Summary of Selected Provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization”, The Counselor, Winter 2009
  • Author, “Voluntary Disclosure-Now Is The Time To Fulfill That Obligation You Might Not Have Known You Had”, The Counselor, Fall 2009
  • Speaker, "Tax Issues for Every Practitioner", Cumberland School of Law, September 2012
  • Author,"Wrongful Termination Claims Against a University; Scope and Enforceability of Arbitration Provisions", Alabama Law Weekly Update, August 7, 2012
  • Author,"Coming Clean on Worker Classifications- How Good a Deal is the IRS Offering Under the New Voluntary Classification Settlement Program", The Counselor, Summer 2012
  • Speaker,“IRS Form 1099 Reporting: What You Need to Know,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, May 2012
  • Speaker, "Tax Aspects of Real Estate Transactions", National Business Institute, December 8, 2011
  • Speaker, Land Trust Alliance, Conservation Easement Planning Conference, 2011
  • Author, "A Guide to Donating Conservation Easements Substantiating Their Value," Valuation Strategies, May/June 2010 Edition
  • Author, "Simmons—Substantial Compliance Revisited", Tax Notes, Jan 2010
  • Co-Author, "Kiva Dunes—Making and Substantiating the Value of Conservation Easements", Journal of Taxation, Nov 2009
  • Author, "Proving the Value of a Charitable Donation May Be the Least of Your Problems", Journal of Taxation, August 2011
  • Author, Tax Court Analysis of Land Conservation Easement Values—Developments Since Kiva Dunes, Taxation of Exempts, May/June 2011
  • Author, "Health Insurance Coverage in the State of Alabama -- Analysis of Health Savings Accounts, Health Reimbursement Accounts & Flexible Spending Arrangements" , Jan. 2009
  • Speaker, Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers, September 2013

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