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Mobile Partner Elected 2015 Alabama Law Foundation Fellow

February 16, 2016

MOBILE – Thomas F. Garth, a partner in Phelps Dunbar’s Mobile, Alabama office, was one of 25 attorneys elected a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation at the organization’s event January 30.

The Fellow program was established in 1995 to honor Alabama Bar members for outstanding service and commitment. Membership is limited to 1 percent of bar members for outstanding dedication to the legal profession and their community.

Mr. 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 regularly represents clients in the formation of family limited partnerships, LLCs, 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.

He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, a past president of the Mobile Estate Planning Council, a former board member and president of the Alabama Federal Tax Clinic and a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He earned his J.D. from Samford University Cumberland School of Law, his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.


With offices positioned along the Gulf Coast from Houston to Tampa, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 260 attorneys uniquely equipped to serve clients in the major commercial centers of the burgeoning “Third Coast” of the United States. Locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Mobile, Alabama as well as Raleigh, North Carolina; and London, England enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.