F. Gerald Burnett

F. Gerald Burnett: Attorney with Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal LLP AV stamp icon
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Gerald Burnett practices on a multi-regional basis in all areas of commercial real estate, tax-free exchanges, tax law and disputes, commercial transactions, timber law and wealth transfer planning. He has had substantial experience in the litigation of tax controversies, having tried jury and non-jury tax cases in eight states. He has served as lead counsel in, negotiated and closed commercial real estate transactions in eighteen states. Some of his out-of-state work includes commercial projects in Jacksonville, Kay Biscayne, Miami, Orlando and Tampa, FL; Atlanta and Columbus, GA; Chicago, IL; Louisville, KY; Minneapolis, MN; Jackson, MS; Reno, NV; New Jersey; Charlotte, NC; Charleston, SC; Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville, TN; Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, TX; and Oshkosh, WI.

Gerald was formerly a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice. He received the Tax Division Outstanding Attorney Award while in the Justice Department. He is the co-author of the treatise Litigation of Federal Tax Controversies, originally published by Shepard’s/McGraw Hill (1st edition). He is the author of the Tax Management Portfolio entitled Timber Transactions (1st edition) and has served as a Special Tax Advisor for Tax Management, Inc. Gerald is listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Corporate and Tax Law. He is a member of the Birmingham and American (Member: Sections of Litigation; Taxation; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law) Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • Tax, Corporate, LLC Law and Controversies
  • Timber and Logging Law
  • Wealth Transfer Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-716-5310  Phone
205-716-5389  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 830612, Birmingham, AL 35203-4804
University Attended:
Mississippi, University of, B.B.A., 1968
Law School Attended:
Mississippi, University of, J.D., with distinction, 1972; Georgetown University, LL.M., Taxation, 1977
Year of First Admission:
1972, Mississippi; 1979, Alabama; 1979, District of Columbia
Birmingham, Federal and American (Member: Sections of: Litigation; Taxation; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law) Bar Associations; The District of Columbia Bar; Mississippi State Bar; Alabama State Bar.
Birth Information:
Meridian, Mississippi, May 9, 1946

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