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Tom 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, grantor retained annuity trusts, grantor trusts and other leveraged estate planning opportunities. In addition, he 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.

Mr. Garth serves as the regional practice coordinator of Phelps Dunbar's business group.


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 20%
  2. Employee Benefits: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Tax: 20%
  5. Business: 20%

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Phelps Dunbar

101 Dauphin Street, Suite 1000
Mobile, AL, 36602


ALAuthorized to practice law197411/11/2015
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1975
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of VirginiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970