Johnny Lyle has a national practice advising businesses, individuals and families on complex tax and business matters. For more than 30 years, he has provided counsel on tax planning and tax controversies for corporate entities, partnerships and limited liability companies, as well as advising on tax and business issues as they relate to entity formation, franchised businesses, estate planning, probate, trust and estate administration, and mergers and acquisitions.
Johnny has extensive experience in business succession and estate planning for families and family-owned businesses, and he has advised clients on inbound and outbound international entity and transaction tax structures.
Johnny serves on the Alabama Law Institute Business Entities committee that revised Alabama’s Limited Liability Company Law, Business Corporation Law, Nonprofit Corporation Law, Uniform Partnership Law, and Limited Partnership Law. He is the Vice-Chair of the LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
He is on the Board of Directors of the American institute of Federal Taxation, and the Federal Tax Clinic. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Forest Landowners Tax Council, offering extensive experience in tax issues related to the purchase or sale of timber.
Johnny is Leader of the firm’s Tax Team. Johnny is a frequent speaker on the topics of estate planning, business planning, family businesses, corporate, partnership, and limited liability company issues.
Johnny is a member of the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Mobile, Inc., and the Finance and Taxation Committee of the Birmingham Business Alliance. He served as the Chairman of the Tax Section of the Alabama State Bar Association, and he is a member of the Family Firm Institute.
- Emory University School of Law, LL.M., 1988, Taxation
- University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1986
- University of Alabama, M.A., 1985
- University of Alabama, B.A., 1982
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