National Association of Property Tax Attorneys
Christopher GrissomPartner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Chris Grissom is a member of the firm’s Tax Practice Group where he practices primarily in the areas of state and local tax planning, LLCs and state and federal tax disputes, as well as offers in compromise. Chris regularly counsels many of the Fortune 500 on Alabama tax matters and conducts multi-state entity studies for a wide array of planning strategies.
Chris is also a member of the firm’s Economic Development Practice Group where he concentrates on representing new and expanding industry to obtain state and local tax and non-tax incentives. His work in the Economic Development Group involves negotiating incentives with state and local authorities, as well as advising clients on the maintenance of and the state and local filing requirements for preserving those incentives.
Through his tax controversy and planning and incentives work, Chris has represented and counseled a wide variety of industries including pulp and paper, software technology, automotive, telecommunications, and textile manufacturers
- Currently represents more than 200 clients in pursuing their Alabama franchise tax refund claims as a result of the 1999 U.S. Supreme Court case, South Central Bell v. Alabama.
- Currently represents VFJ Ventures, Inc. in Montgomery County Circuit Court in the only known pending constitutional challenge to an intangibles and interest expense add-back statute.
- Recently assisted with representation of several automotive suppliers to obtain tax and non-tax incentives for construction of new facilities in Alabama.
- Represented AT&T in an appeal of an Alabama business privilege and corporate shares tax assessment wherein and portion of both statutory schemes was held unconstitutional.
- Represented Knauf Insulation in an appeal of an Alabama income tax assessment in a case of first impression determining whether payment of certain types of state taxes and related taxpayer activities prohibited throwback of the out-of-state sales back to Alabama