Joseph W. Gibbs - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Joseph W. Gibbs

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1997
Phone: 615-252-2317

Joe’s practice is focused on federal, state and local taxation, including planning and controversy resolution. Joe has represented clients successfully before the Tennessee tax administrative bodies and before Tennessee courts, including the Tennessee Supreme Court. Joe represents a number of Fortune 500 companies with respect to their Tennessee tax matters. Joe also represents clients in federal tax controversy resolution, including administrative appeals and representation before the United States Tax Court. Joe has extensive experience in advising clients in structuring real estate transactions, including structuring ownership entities and investments in United States real estate by foreign investors. A substantial part of Joe’s practice includes advising clients with respect to economic and tax incentives available to businesses for expanding their facilities in Tennessee or relocating facilities to Tennessee, including structuring PILOTS and other incentives.

Vanderbilt University Law SchoolJ.D. University of TennesseeBS
American Bar AssociationTennessee Bar AssociationNashville Bar AssociationPaul J. Hartman State and Local Tax ForumAmerican Health Lawyers AssociationTennessee Art League

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States Tax Court

Client Comments

"Joseph Gibbs is very methodical and careful to properly answer deep tax issues. He will meet needed deadlines and give thorough answers to issues so that proper decisions can be made. Joe has been forthright and very professional in assisting us as his client. He is a man that I would recommend to my family and friends for counsel."

-William Young
The Gideons International

"Joe is a great lawyer who is very hard working and he provides top notch service to his clients."

"With Joseph Gibbs there is no one else to even consider. He has the highest level of integrity, coupled with the concept of council and advice. He is absolutely first cabin. I have recommended him to many. After 30 years' experience with Joe I have never been let down nor disappointed. I give him the strongest possible recommendation."

-George W. Wade

"Mr. Gibbs is a gentleman, scholar, and of the highest integrity. He is probably one of the most competent and responsible tax lawyers in existence. He is genuine and has personal investment in his clients' circumstances."

-George W. Wade

Office Location

Roundabout Plaza, Suite 700
1600 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Economic Development Law of the Nashville Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Economic Development Law of the Nashville Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Nashville Metro Area
Joseph W. Gibbs has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Joseph W. Gibbs has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Joseph W. Gibbs has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Economic Development Law
Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Tax Law (Corporate, Litigation, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Partnership, State and Local Tax)
Trusts and Estates