Henry H. Hutchinson
150 South Perry Street (36104)
Post Office Box 2069 (36102)
LL.M., Taxation, New York University, 1976
J.D., cum laude, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1975
B.A., The University of the South, 1969
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Honors and Awards
The Best Lawyers in America, 1987-2017 - Corporate Law; Tax Litigation & Controversy; Tax Law
Alabama State Bar President’s Award, 2012
Best Lawyers - Montgomery Tax Lawyer of the Year, 2011
Best Lawyers - Montgomery Corporate Lawyer of the Year, 2012
Best Lawyers - Montgomery Tax Litigation & Controversy Lawyer of the Year, 2014
Best Lawyers - Montgomery Corporate Lawyer of the Year, 2015
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating Award
Henry H. Hutchinson’s legal practice encompasses a broad range of activities in the business law area, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Hank advises clients regarding matters concerning organizational and operational legal issues, tax and securities laws, and certain regulatory-compliance-related matters. He has represented taxpayers in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and the Alabama Department of Revenue in various forums.
Hank has been a principal author of, or contributor to, a number of Alabama acts, including the legislation authorizing the Alabama Tax Tribunal, the Alabama Uniform Disclaimer Act, the Alabama Taxpayers Bill of Rights and Uniform Revenue Procedures Act, and the Alabama Interstate Banking Act. He and other members of the firm have in the past advised the Joint Fiscal Committee of the Alabama Legislature regarding significant tax legislation.
Hank has spoken on a number of business law subjects at a variety of seminars sponsored by the Alabama State Bar, National Business Institute, Inc., Alabama Community Bankers Association, and other organizations. He has authored articles on several tax and securities law subjects.
Hank is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute on Federal Taxation, Past Chairman of the Alabama Federal Tax Clinic, and Past Chairman of the Alabama State Bar Tax Section. He is a member of the Planning Committee of the Southeastern Business Law Institute. He is listed in The Best Lawyers of America under corporate and tax law. In addition to his professional activities, Hank is a member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Academy Foundation, President of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery YMCA Foundation, and a member of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100.
Publications and Lectures
Henry H. Hutchinson and Carroll Sullivan, Federal Regulation of the Going Private Phenomenon, 6 CUMB. L. REV. 141 (1975)
Interstate Banking (Alabama section), published by the State Capital Law Firm Group (1996)
Master Guide to State Taxation (Alabama section), Tax Analysts' State Tax OneDisc (2001)
Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities
Member, Alabama State Bar – Tax Section – Chairman (1990-91)
Member, American Bar Association – Business Law Section - Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Trustee, American Institute on Federal Taxation
Past President, Alabama Federal Tax Clinic
Past Chairman, Montgomery Estate Planning Council
Past Chairman, Montgomery Academy Foundation
Member, Alabama Law Foundation
Board President, Montgomery YMCA Foundation
Past President, Central Alabama Community Foundation, Inc.
Articles Editor, Cumberland Law Review (1974-75)
Other Professional Experience
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Signal Corps (1969-72)
Q & A
What type of matters do you work on most often?
Primarily business law matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, including organizational and operational legal issues, tax and securities laws, and some regulatory-compliance issues.
How are you involved in your community?
Member of the Committee of 100 of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Participant in the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, Director (and immediate past President) of the Montgomery YMCA Foundation, Member of the Alabama Law Foundation, Director (and Past Chairman) of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Academy Foundation, Co-Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute on Federal Taxation, Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and Chairman of the Alabama Association of the Society of the Cincinnati.