Thomas F. Garth - Phelps Dunbar LLP

Thomas F. Garth

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993
Phone: 251-441-8281

Tom Garth practices in the areas of taxation, corporate and estate tax, estate planning, qualified retirement plan, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, foreign tax planning, securities, and health care. He has practiced before Probate Courts, State Courts, U. S. District Courts, and Tax Courts. Mr. Garth regularly represents clients in the formation of family limited partnerships, LLCs, grantor retained annuity trusts, grantor trusts and other leveraged estate planning opportunities. In addition, he regularly assists clients with estate tax return audits and handles large-scale IRS disputes.

Mr. Garth has been a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel since 1989. Mr. Garth is the practice coordinator of the business group in the Mobile office. He was with Lyons, Pipes & Cook in Mobile before the firm joined Phelps Dunbar. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1970-71, where he was stationed on the U.S.S. Lexington, CVT-16.

Mr. Garth serves as the regional practice coordinator of Phelps Dunbar's business group.

University of VirginiaBA 1970Cumberland School of LawJ.D. 1974New York University School of LawLL.M 1975
Alabama State BarAlabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal EducationMobile Estate Planning CouncilAlabama Federal Tax ClinicAmerican College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Client Comments

"Tom is very knowledgeable in the technical aspects of the law, but also has tremendous judgment in navigating negotiations and recommending strategic decisions. Most of our strategic business decisions are vetted through Tom before we proceed. He is a partner in the success of our company."

-Jeb Shell
Hargrove & Associates, Inc.

Office Location

101 Dauphin Street, Suite 1000
Mobile, AL 36602
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Mobile Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Trusts and Estates of the Mobile Metro Area
Thomas F. Garth has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Thomas F. Garth has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Tax Law (Corporate, Income Tax)
Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving)