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  • Member, Executive Committee
Rusty has extensive experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and tax law. Rusty works with closely held and family businesses on business planning and taxation, including their formation, operation and sale. He is recognized as being highly knowledgeable in tax issues related to estate and succession planning, trusts and probate.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1991
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Alabama: Northern
  • U.S. Tax Court

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Corporate Law, 2018-2021
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2017-2021
    • Tax Law, 2007-2021
  • Birmingham Business Journal
    • Best of the Bar
    • Who’s Who in Law

Education & Honors

  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1992
  • University of Alabama, J.D., 1991
  • University of Alabama, M.B.A., 1991
  • University of Alabama, B.S., 1987

Experience

  • Works with closely held and family businesses on business planning and taxation, including their formation, operation, and sale.
  • Recognized as being highly knowledgeable in tax issues related to estate and succession planning, trusts, and probate.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Author, "Researching New Consumer-Driven Health Care," Business Xpansion Journal, December 2004.
  • Speaker, "Annual Corporate Check Up: Five Steps to a Healthy and Prosperous Year - Avoid Disputes Among the Owners of the Company," Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, September 26, 2002.