Thomas F. Garth

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Thomas F. 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, wills, grantor retained annuity trusts, grantor trusts and other leveraged estate planning opportunities. He also 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.


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1975
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1974
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1970


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


  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Alabama Bar Examiner in Wills, Trusts and Estates and Federal Income Taxation (1981-1985)
  • Mobile Estate Planning Council (President, 1991-1992)
  • Alabama Federal Tax Clinic (Former Board Member and President, 2002)


  • Handled and is currently handling IRS disputes up to $20 million
  • Regularly represents clients in the formation of family limited partnerships, LLCs, grantor retained annuity trusts, grantor trusts and other leveraged estate planning opportunities
  • Represents clients in the formation of captive insurance companies both offshore and onshore
  • Created defined benefit plans as an earnings deferral technique and regularly assists closely held organizations with their tax planning using tax preferred earnings bail out techniques


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