Todd L. Denison

Todd L. Denison

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 2018

Mobile, Alabama

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

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Todd Denison represents individuals and business entities in the areas of business transactions and operations, partnership and corporate taxation, real and personal property transactions, trust and estates (including sophisticated estate planning), charitable organizations (formation and operations), employee stock ownership plans and other qualified retirement plans, captive insurance, international transactions and taxation, tax controversies with the IRS and elder law. Todd’s clients include a regional engineering firm, national advertising agency, regional construction firm, regional stone and interior design firm and numerous family-owned businesses operating locally, regionally and internationally.

He was with Lyons, Pipes & Cook in Mobile before the firm joined Phelps Dunbar. Todd served in the U.S. Army from 1986-1990, attaining the rank of Captain, and was posted in the Federal Republic of Germany. He currently serves as the firm's practice coordinator for the Mobile business group.


  • 101 Dauphin Street, Suite 1000
    Mobile, AL 36602


  • New York University , LL.M., graduated 2004
  • The University of Montana, J.D., graduated 2003
  • The University of Montana, M.A., graduated 1993
  • The University of Montana, B.A., graduated 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Alabama
  • Montana, Montana


  • Alabama Law Institute, Asset Protection Trust Committee (2018) - Member
  • Alabama State Bar - Member
  • American Bar Association, Sections on Business Law and International Developments in Corporate Governance, Taxation, Probate and Property & Communications Law Forum - Member
  • Baldwin Bar Association - Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Mobile, Inc. - Member
  • State Bar of Montana - Member
  • University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies, Federal Tax Clinic - President, Board of Directors (2014)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Tax Court

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

145 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates


  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2019-2021), Tax Law (2018-2021), Trusts and Estates (2018-2021), The Best Lawyers in America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (2010-2014)

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