McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Gardner to the firm’s Birmingham office. A seasoned tax and corporate law attorney, Gardner is Of Counsel within the firm’s Tax practice group.
Gardner has extensive experience in trusts and estates, probate, estate administration, business succession planning, business organizations, tax controversies, taxation and corporate law. He represents fiduciaries in trust, estate, and tax conflicts and litigation, and counsels business owners on ownership, management, and disposition/succession agreements between themselves and their business partners and investors. Gardner also counsels small businesses regarding selection of entity structure and entity formation.
“With Robert’s strong background in tax, corporate law, estate planning, and trust litigation, we are even better positioned to provide effective counsel to individual and corporate clients,” said Christopher A. Bottcher, who leads McGlinchey Stafford’s Birmingham office. “We look forward to building upon the momentum of the past year and a half for the Birmingham office and continuing to serve clients here and throughout Alabama.”
“I am excited to join McGlinchey Stafford and to continue growing my practice within such a client-focused firm,” said Gardner. “The firm’s national platform and emphasis on collaboration allow me to offer my clients increased levels of service in taxation, business law, and estates. This is a great opportunity for me to work with an exceptionally talented team in Birmingham.”
As a member of the National Association of Estate Planning Professionals and the local Estate Planning Council of Birmingham, Gardner is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics relating to trusts, estates, and taxation.
Gardner received his J.D. from Samford University Cumberland School of Law in 1992, and his B.A. from Auburn University in 1988.
McGlinchey Stafford’s Birmingham office, which now has six attorneys, was founded in August 2015 and has experienced significant growth since its inception. Recently settled in a new downtown location to accommodate its expanding Alabama presence, the firm’s Birmingham attorneys focus on representing clients in the areas of tax, business transactions, financial services litigation and compliance, commercial real estate, and commercial and corporate litigation.