K. Wood Herren - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

K. Wood Herren

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 205-521-8505

Wood Herren concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate transactions, federal, state and local taxation, exempt organizations, emerging businesses, health care organizations and industrial development. He is also regularly involved in transactions for the purchase, sale, lease and exchange of private aircraft.

Wood advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters, including structuring, financing, and negotiation of business acquisitions and dispositions, entity conversions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and corporate governance. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to counseling clients on the planning and structuring of limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, joint ventures and other pass-through entities for a variety of business transactions. Wood regularly advises early stage growth ventures on entity selection, capital formation, incentive compensation and technology licensing.

Wood served as law clerk to the Honorable Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., Senior Judge of the United States Tax Court, and holds an LL.M in Taxation from the New York University School of Law. He counsels clients on a wide array of federal, state and local tax matters and assists clients in tax planning for business transactions and entity formation. Wood represents clients in tax controversies ranging from audits, administrative appeals and hearings, refund and abatement requests and offers in compromise, to trials and appellate litigation of tax disputes.

Wood has an active practice in the exempt organizations area. He represents numerous public charities, private and community foundations, non-profit hospitals and health care providers, trade associations and other tax-exempt organizations. Wood assists clients in forming non-profit organizations and qualifying those organizations for the appropriate tax-exempt status. He advises clients on the tax law consequences of their operations and activities, including political and legislative activities, grants, structuring of for-profit subsidiaries, joint ventures and other involvement in for-profit enterprises, unrelated business taxable income, intermediate sanctions, board governance and other similar matters.

Auburn UniversityBS 1986University of Alabama School of LawJ.D. 1990New York University School of LawLL.M 1991
American Bar AssociationAlabama State Bar AssociationBirmingham Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Tax Court

Office Location

One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Non-Profit / Charities Law of the Birmingham Metro Area
K. Wood Herren has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Economic Development Law
Non-Profit / Charities Law (Charitable Gift Planning, Education, Health Care, Private Foundations, Tax-Exempt Organizations)
Tax Law (Audits, Controversy, Corporate, Limited Liability Companies, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Partnership, State and Local Tax, Subchapter S Corporations, Tax Disputes, Transactions)

Other Information

Gender: Male