Mr. Robert Childress Walthall

  • Partner at Jones Walker LLP (349 Attorneys)
  • One Federal Place, Suite 1100, 1819 5th Ave. N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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Robert C. Walthall is a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office. His practice encompasses a broad range of activities and includes work in the federal tax area of tax plans for individuals and businesses; representing clients in administrative and judicial tax controversies at the state and federal levels, including the United States Tax Court, Federal and Alabama courts; civil and criminal tax defense representation; organizing and planning for the operation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and planning and preparation of wills and trusts and estate administration.

Mr. Walthall has represented project syndicators, developers, investors and managers in projects that utilized various federal and state tax credits and the financial sources to fund affordable housing projects, operating business and residential real estate developments. He has represented developers in more than 50 projects utilizing the federal and state housing tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credit and new markets tax credit.

Mr. Walthall is a Trustee of the Southern Federal Tax Institute, Atlanta Georgia, Past Chairman of the American Institute of Federal Taxation and past Editor-in-Chief of the Alabama Law Review. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in both the Corporate and Tax Law categories for 25 years.

Mr. Walthall has been a tax author for the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), Washington, D.C., for the past 13 years and is a columnist for the Journal of Passthrough Entities published by CCH, Chicago, Illinois. BNA is one of the nation’s largest publishers of business, economic and tax related topics. He also contributed “State and Local Tax Incentives” to a recent supplement of the U.S. Taxation Guide to the “International Tax Review.”


•Farrah Order of Jurisprudence
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
•Business Organizations [including LLCs and Partnerships], 2015-2018
•Corporate Law, 1983-2018
•Corporate, M&A, and Securities Law, 1995-2006
•Tax Law, 1995-2018
•Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers
•Tax, 2009-2017


•Robert C. Walthall Joins Jones Walker’s Birmingham Office

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Affordable Housing
  • Business & Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Tax & Estates
  • Tax Credit Programs

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205.244.5272  Phone
(205) 521-8800  Fax
University Attended:
The University of Alabama, B.S., Accounting
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation; The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D.
Year of First admission:
1967, Alabama


•Alabama State Bar Association
•American Bar Association
•Birmingham Bar Association

Captain, U.S. Army
Birth Information:
Newbern, Alabama, December 12, 1942

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