Gregory P. Rhodes

Gregory P. Rhodes: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (112 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Greg is a shareholder in our Birmingham office. A member of the firm's Tax Practice Group , he focuses on tax controversy and tax litigation work, as well as tax planning for individuals and closely-held businesses. Greg has represented partnerships, corporations, and individuals as a first-chair trial attorney in high-stakes federal and local tax litigation throughout the country. He also works in the area of international taxation, helping individuals and businesses comply with current foreign income tax filing obligations and curing past FBAR, FATCA, or other filing omissions. Greg is a frequent lecturer and author on tax topics, and is often interviewed and quoted by national publications.

What is the best part of your job?

I love learning about my clients, their families, and their businesses. Being able to fully advise clients requires understanding their entire situation and goals. There is nothing more satisfying and enjoyable than being able to watch a client successfully grow based on advice and guidance that I am able to provide.

What do you think are the three most important things you do to serve your clients?

I spend a great deal of time fully understanding my clients and their situation. It is often the case that the advice that is appropriate is not something that is evident to the client. It is not until I fully understand the situation that I can be truly effective in helping them plan and address the issue.

I always, always respond to client questions and concerns timely and thoroughly. I know that every client’s situation is of critical importance to them, and there is never an excuse for failing to timely respond to a client’s questions or needs.

I listen. While it is always important to have a comprehensive understanding of the law relevant to any particular situation, there is nothing more important than really listening to a client. Listening is absolutely essential to understanding their situation and the best possible result for that individual.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Although I never thought it would happen before I had children, I have transitioned from loving to play all things sports to loving watching and coaching my son play all things sports. Sports were a big part of my childhood and life, and I am very lucky to be able to see my son have the same experiences. There is also nothing I love more than getting to spend time with my wife and baby, Sarah, both of whom have infectious laughs and smiles that I look forward to coming home to all day.

Awards and Accreditations

The Best Lawyers in America
•Mid-South Super Lawyers


•Mid-South Super Lawyers

• Rising Star in Tax Law (2011)
• Rising Star in Tax Law (2013-2015)
•Tax Law (2017)
Birmingham Business Journal

•Top 40 Under 40 (2019)
The Best Lawyers in America

•Litigation and Controversy - Tax (2018-2019)

Thought Leadership

•Handles business, corporate, and shareholder controversies

•Handles substantial tax controversies with federal and state authorities in situations involving administrative proceedings and litigation in the United States Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Courts of Appeals

•Has extensive knowledge of subjects related to tax practice and procedure and the handling of tax controversies and litigation

•Has extensive knowledge of subjects related to civil and criminal tax penalties

•Has extensive knowledge of all aspects or organization and operation of tax-exempt and non-profit organizations from both a federal and state perspective

•Performs tax planning and corporate planning for individuals and closely held businesses, including income taxes, estate and gift taxes, state and local taxes, business transactions, and family succession planning

Outside the Office

•Alabama Leadership Initiative (2010)
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Public Service Committee
•Birmingham School of Law
•Professor of Law, Federal Income Taxation
•Homewood Youth Soccer Club
•Board Member
•Homewood - Mountain Brook Kiwanis Club
•Literacy Council
•Junior Board Member
•Prescott House
•Junior Board Member
•United Way Visiting Allocation Team (2009-2010)

Speeches and Publications

•Author, Corporate and Tax Planning Today , Sirote's Corporate and Tax Planning Blog

•Author, The Defender , Sirote's Tax Controversy Blog

•Author, The Preserver, Sirote's Conservation Easement Blog

•Co-author, Navigating the Defenses to Valuation Penalties in Charitable Deduction Cases, Journal of Taxation, December 2014

•Author, Navigating the Defenses to Valuation Penalties in Charitable Deduction Cases, Journal of Taxation, December 2014

•Author, “Conservation Easement Confusion in the Tax Court and Fifth Circuit,” Real Estate Taxation, 2014

•Author, Entitlement to Damages Not Jurisdictional Matter: Employee Bound by Legislative Changes, Alabama Law Weekly Update, December 19, 2013

•Speaker, Alabama Association of Accountants and Tax Preparers, September 2013

•Co-author, What Is Conservation Easement?, The Counselor, Fall 2013

•Author, Intent to Renegotiate Rent Held to Be Unreasonable Withholding of Consent to Assignment; Board of Education Must Provide Justification in Decreasing Jobs, Alabama Law Weekly Update, May 7, 2013

•Co-author, Circuit Courts Speak on Conservation Easements, But Is the IRS Listening?, Taxation of Exempts, January/February 2013

•Author, The Open and Obvious Danger Argument, Alabama Law Weekly Update, January 8, 2013

•Speaker, Tax Issues for Every Practitioner, Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, September 2012

•Author, Wrongful Termination Claims Against a University: Scope and Enforceability of Arbitration Provisions, Alabama Law Weekly Update, August 7, 2012

•Author, Coming Clean on Worker Classifications-How Good a Deal Is the IRS Offering Under the New Voluntary Classification Settlement Program, The Counselor, Summer 2012

•Speaker, “IRS Form 1099 Reporting: What You Need to Know,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, May 2012

•Speaker, Tax Aspects of Real Estate Transactions, National Business Institute, December 8, 2011

•Author, Proving the Value of a Charitable Donation May Be the Least of Your Problems, Journal of Taxation, August 2011

•Author, Tax Court Analysis of Land Conservation Easement Values-Developments Since Kiva Dunes, Taxation of Exempts, May/June 2011

•Speaker, Land Trust Alliance, Conservation Easement Planning Conference, 2011

•Author, A Guide to Donating Conservation Easements Substantiating Their Value, Valuation Strategies, May/June 2010 Edition

•Author, Sirote's Alabama Law Weekly Update, February 9, 2010

•Author, Simmons-Substantial Compliance Revisited, Tax Notes, January 2010

•Author, “Summary of Selected Provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization,” The Counselor, Winter 2009

•Co-author, Kiva Dunes-Making and Substantiating the Value of Conservation Easements, Journal of Taxation, November 2009

•Author, “Voluntary Disclosure-Now Is The Time to Fulfill That Obligation You Might Not Have Known You Had,” The Counselor, Fall 2009

•Author, Health Insurance Coverage in the State of Alabama-Analysis of Health Savings Accounts, Health Reimbursement Accounts, and Flexible Spending Arrangements, January 2009


•Sirote & Permutt Attorneys to Speak at 99th Alabama Society of CPAs Annual Meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, on June 14
•Sirote is proud to announce that Attorneys Ronald A. Levitt and Gregory P. Rhodes spoke at the American Bar Association’s Annual Tax Section May Meeting in DC on current tax issues, topics and legislation on May 11th
•Sirote & Permutt Presents Alabama Society of CPA Seminar Series
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015
•Sirote & Permutt’s Gregory Rhodes Elected as Shareholder
•Sirote & Permutt Presents ASCPA Webinar Series
•Sirote's Tax Litigation Lawyers File Brief in Appeal of $2.1 Million Conservation Easement Deduction
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014
•Attorneys Speak about Tax Issues to the Alabama Association of Accountants & Tax Preparers
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013
•Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate
•Greg Rhodes Featured Speaker at National Business Institute Real Estate Law Seminar
•Sirote Tax Attorneys Publish Land Easement Article
•Sirote & Permutt Adds Five Attorneys in Litigation, Tax, Mediation and Family Law

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Tax
  • Charitable Planning & Contributions
  • Conservation Easements
  • Corporate Tax
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • International Tax Law
  • Individuals, Families, Estates & Trusts
  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205.930.5445  Phone
205.212.2933  Fax
University Attended:
Millsaps College, BA, cum laude, 2001
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, LLM, 2008; University of Mississippi School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2005; Criminal Law American Jurisprudence Award, Highest Grade Conflicts of Law American Jurisprudence Award
Year of First Admission:
2005, Mississippi; 2005, Alabama


•Admitted to practice
•United States Court of Federal Claims
•United States Tax Court
•Alabama State Bar
•American Bar Association
•Civil and Criminal Penalties Committee
•Tax Procedure Committee
•Birmingham Tax Forum
•The Mississippi Bar

Birth Information:
Jackson, Mississippi, June 7, 1979

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