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-tax incentives. Through his tax controversy, planning and incentives work, he deals with a wide variety of industries, including pulp and paper, software technology, automotive, finance, and telecommunications. In his tax practice, Chris regularly counsels many of the Fortune 500 on state tax and incentive matters. He also conducts multi-state entity studies for a wide array of planning strategies.
Chris 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 state taxation of LLCs and LLPs that have appeared in numerous tax and business entity journals and treatises, such as “Keatinge & Conaway on Choice of Business Entity” (ThomsonReuters 2016), and was a contributing author to Professor Richard D. Pomp’s leading casebook, “State & Local Taxation” (8th ed. 2015).
As chair of the Economic Development Practice Group, Chris negotiates various incentive packages with state and local authorities, and advises clients on the maintenance of and the state and local filing requirements for preserving incentives. He 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 variety of matters.