Donald E. Johnson

Donald E. Johnson: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (110 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Don counsels business owners and corporations in areas of M&As, tax litigation, business organization for corporations and partnerships, and tax and business planning. He assists clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing transactions. Don works closely with business entities on state and local tax matters including incentive opportunities.

Awards & Accreditations

•Best Lawyers in America
•Mid-South Super Lawyers

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America
•Tax Law, 2012-19
•Corporate Law 2016-2019
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2011-2012

Thought Leadership

•Counsels business owners and corporations on areas of mergers and acquisitions, tax litigation, business organization, including corporations and partnerships and tax and business planning
•Represents taxpayers in connection with federal, state and local tax controversies and audits
•Counsels developers and investors with regard to real estate income tax planning, including capital gain planning and like-kind exchanges
•Frequent lecturer on corporate taxation, partnership taxation, like-kind exchanges and tax litigation

Outside the Office

Federal Tax Clinic
Board member

Speeches & Publications

•Speaker, Hot S Corporation Topics, Alabama Society of CPA’s 2012 Annual Meeting
•Speaker, Tax & Legal Issues Impacting Real Estate, Alabama CCIM Chapter, August 2012
•Speaker, 1031 Exchanges, Alabama Society of CPAs, August 2013


Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015
Sirote & Permutt Presents Alabama Society of CPA Seminar Series - 7/14/2015
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys to Speak at 95th Alabama Society of CPAs Annual Meeting - 6/3/2014
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013
Sirote’s Don Johnson to Speak About 1031 Exchanges at ASCPA Webinar - 8/15/2013
Sirote & Permutt Present ASCPA Hot Topics in Tax Webinar Series - 7/25/2013
Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate - 12/10/2012
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012
Seminar for CPA, Banking, and Commercial Real Estate industries! - 8/3/2012
Corporate, Tax and Estate Planning Attorneys Speak at ASCPA Annual Meeting - 6/22/2012
Sirote & Permutt Lawyers in the Tax Press - 5/9/2012
Don Johnson Appointed to Board of Alabama State Bar Taxation Section - 7/18/2011
Sirote’s Don Johnson To Serve as Federal Tax Clinic Board Member - 7/29/2009
Sirote’s Don Johnson To Serve as Federal Tax Clinic Board Member - 7/29/2009

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Business & Succession Planning
  • Closely Owned & Family Business Planning
  • Corporate Tax
  • Real Estate
  • State & Local Tax
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Tax Credits, Incentives, and Tax Increment Financing
  • Wealth Management & Succession

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5267  Phone
205.212.3812  Fax
University Attended:
Auburn University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., summa cum laude, 1996; New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1997
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1996, Alabama


•University of Alabama School of Law, Adjunct Professor of International Taxation
•Admitted to practice
•US Tax Court
•US Court of Federal Claims
•American and Alabama State Bar Associations

Birth Information:
York, Pennsylvania, June 14, 1972
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