Capell & Howard’s federal and state tax practice is an area of emphasis of the firm and complements the firm’s business law orientation. Our attorneys assist clients with federal, state, and local tax matters, including, if necessary, representing clients in connection with administrative and judicial proceedings, including the United States Tax Court. They customarily advise clients and work with other tax professionals in connection with a variety of transactions having tax implications. In addition to federal and Alabama income tax matters, our attorneys have experience with a number of other Alabama taxes, including the business privilege tax, sales and use taxes, and ad valorem taxes. Our attorneys also advise clients in connection with tax abatements and incentives. Members of the firm have been principal drafters of several important pieces of legislation concerning Alabama taxes and have served as special tax counsel to the Joint Fiscal Committee of the Alabama Legislature. Our attorneys have served as special tax counsel to parties involved in litigation, including advice regarding the taxability of settlements and judgments, structured settlements and Medicaid disability trusts. Currently, eight of our attorneys hold advanced law degrees in taxation from either New York University, the Northwestern University, or the University of Alabama graduate tax programs.