Telephone: 205-716-5310
Facsimile: 205-716-5389

2001 Park Place North
Suite 700
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-4804

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F. Gerald Burnett

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.

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Areas of Practice:

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


  • L L. M. (in Taxation), Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., with distinction, University of Mississippi, Mississippi Law Journal, Editorial Board, (Phi Alpha Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa)
  • B.B.A., University of Mississippi

Admitted to Practice:

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar