Christopher R. Grissom Esq.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Grissom, Christopher R.

Chris Grissom, a Partner in the Birmingham office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, 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, telecommunications, and textile manufacturers.

In his tax practice, Mr. Grissom regularly counsels many of the Fortune 500 on Alabama tax matters. He also conducts multi-state entity studies for a wide array of planning strategies. He is the co-author of a series of charts on the state tax treatment of LLCs and LLPs that have appeared in The Limited Liability Company Reporter, State Tax Notes, and The Journal of LLCs as well as numerous other tax journals and seminar presentations. He is also a contributing editor to State Tax Notes, State Income Tax Alert, Journal of Multistate Taxation, Journal of Business Entities, and BNA Multistate Tax Report.

Mr. Grissom received his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Alabama and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.  Mr. Grissom is a member of the American Bar Association (Member, Section of Tax, Business Law Section); Alabama State Bar (Member, Section of Taxation); the Birmingham Bar Association; Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce Finance & Taxation Committee; and Business Council of Alabama Taxation Committee.  

He is the co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 50-4th, Choice of Entity: Legal Considerations of Selection.  This portfolio volume discusses state and federal income tax and other considerations pertinent to choosing the most advantageous legal form for conducting business and investment activities. It also provides a summary perspective on the various legal forms of business enterprises and their relative advantages and disadvantages. These forms include the sole proprietorship, a general partnership, a limited partnership, a regular corporation, an S corporation, an LLC, an LLP, an LLLP, and a business trust.