Robert E. L. Gilpin

Montgomery Location
Phone: 334-244-1111
Direct Dial: 334-409-2236
Fax: 334-244-1969

Practice Groups

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar (Editor, Alabama Bar Association Tax Section Newsletter, 1989-91)


  • B.S., University of Alabama, 1979
  • J.D., University of Alabama, 1982
  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University, 1983


  • Member, University of Alabama Law Society, 1980-81
  • Article Editor, American Journal of Tax Policy, 1981-82

Recent Speeches and Presentations

  • “A Grab Bag of Legal Issues Relating to Solid Waste Disposal Facilities” May, 1995
  • International Trade Seminar, November, 1995, “Foreign Sales - Tax Benefits of Exporting”
  • May, 2001, Alabama League of Municipalities Annual Convention “Municipal Debt Seminar” Montgomery, Alabama
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions Seminar, HealthSouth Conference Center, Birmingham, Alabama, March, 2003 “Alabama Improvement Districts”
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, August, 2004 “Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts”
  • Municipal Law Conference, Huntsville, Alabama May 21, 2005 “The EastChase Experience - Alabama Improvement Districts”
  • “Alabama Captive Insurance Companies” / Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC, August 30, 2006

Robert E. L. Gilpin is a member of the firm’s Business Organizations & Transactions, Taxation and Municipal & Public Finance practice groups. Within his practice he has advised and consulted business and family leaders, economic development and other public officials. With over twenty-five years experience in a very broad based tax practice, he has represented manufacturers, developers, public entities, estates, trade associations, governments, regulators and individuals. Robert regularly advises clients on matters of tax and business planning, acquisitions, financings, assessing environmental risks, contracting, joint ventures, transactions and operations, and is a frequent lecturer on matters concerning tax and business issues. Robert’s practice has included litigating tax cases, structuring tax incentives for exporters, negotiating major capital investment incentive contracts, acquiring and disposing of a significant number of businesses, assisting in the development of landfills, representing the Alabama House Ways and Means Committee with respect to rewriting the franchise tax laws, completing some of the first assessment backed financings in Alabama, forming the first captive insurance company in Alabama as well as tax and estate planning for individuals and companies.

Robert was the first associate hired upon the firm’s formation in 1983. Outside of the law practice, Robert serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, heading its Incentive sub-committee as well as the I-65 Development Group and he serves on various local boards and church committees. Robert is active in the State Bar Association serving as an officer in the International Law Section of the Alabama State Bar Association. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

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