Mr. Gant represents both acquiring and target companies in planning, structuring, and executing business acquisitions and combinations, including representation of both closely held and publicly held businesses; tax-free mergers and reorganizations; stock acquisitions; asset purchases; venture capital investments; leveraged buyouts; and joint ventures. He advises clients with initial legal planning and analysis, developing appropriate structures, negotiating letters of intent, conducting due diligence, negotiating definitive agreements, documenting and closing transactions, and providing legal direction in post-closing matters. The transactions and clients with which Mr. Gant has been involved encompass a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, construction, timber products, industrial distribution, healthcare, mining, textiles, equipment leasing, and banking.
In addition to his M&A practice, Mr. Gant also has significant experience in tax law, and provides tax planning for a broad range of businesses and individuals regarding federal, state, and local taxes. His tax clients include publicly held companies, affiliated corporations filing consolidated returns, closely held corporations, limited and general partnerships, Subchapter S corporations, limited liability companies, private foundations, and nonprofit entities. He also represents clients in connection with audits and other controversies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state taxing authorities, including litigation as required, and provides personal tax, trust, and estate planning advice to individuals.
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Tax Law (listed annually since 2010)
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
•121 Jones Walker LLP Attorneys Ranked by The Best Lawyers in America 2018
•Tax Reform Client Alert Series Launched by Jones Walker LLP
•123 Jones Walker LLP Attorneys Ranked by The Best Lawyers in America 2017
•125 Jones Walker LLP Attorneys Ranked in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
•One Hundred Twenty-Nine Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015
•One Hundred Twenty-Seven Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014
•Alabama State Bar
•American Bar Association (Member, Section of Business Law)
•Birmingham Tax Forum
•Blue Ridge School, St. George, Virginia (Board of Trustees)
•Boy Scouts of America (Board Member, Greater Alabama Council; Troop Committee Member, Troop 28)
•Estate Planning Council of Birmingham