Lawyer Profile

Law School - University of Alabama School of Law

Bar Admission - 9/24/1982

Law Office Locations: Birmingham, Montgomery

Geographic Areas Served: Birmingham, Montgomery

Robert Gilpin

Gilpin Givhan - Montgomery

2660 EastChase Lane, Suite 300

Montgomery, AL 36117

Phone: 334-244-1111

Toll Free | 877-269-2364


Robert E. L. Gilpin is a member of the firm’s Business Organizations & Transactions, Taxation and Municipal & Public Financing practice groups.

Areas of Practice:

Municipal & Public Financing
Business Organizations & Transactions


Alabama State Bar
     Editor, Alabama Bar Association Tax Section
, 1989-91

Montgomery County Bar Association
Alabama State Bar Association


B.S., University of Alabama, 1979
J.D., University of Alabama, 1982
LL.M. in Taxation, New York University, 1983

Robert Gilpin was the first associate hired upon Gilpin Givhan’s formation in 1983.

Outside of the law practice, Robert Gilpin serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, heading its Incentive sub-committee as well as the I-65 Development Group and he serves on various local boards and church committees.

Robert Gilpin is active in the State Bar Association serving as an officer in the International Law Section of the Alabama State Bar Association.

Mr. Gilpin is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Member, University of Alabama Law Society, 1980-81
Article Editor, American Journal of Tax Policy, 1981-82


Robert E. L. Gilpin is a member of the firm’s Business Organizations & Transactions, Taxation and Municipal & Public Financing practice groups.

Within his practice, Robert Gilpin has advised and consulted business and family leaders, economic development and other public officials. With over twenty-five years experience in a very broad based tax practice, he has represented manufacturers, developers, public entities, estates, trade associations, governments, regulators and individuals. Robert Gilpin regularly advises clients on matters of tax and business planning, acquisitions, financings, assessing environmental risks, contracting, joint ventures, transactions and operations, and is a frequent lecturer on matters concerning tax and business issues.

Robert Gilpin’s practice has included litigating tax cases, structuring tax incentives for exporters, negotiating major capital investment incentive contracts, acquiring and disposing of a significant number of businesses, assisting in the development of landfills, representing the Alabama House Ways and Means Committee with respect to rewriting the franchise tax laws, completing some of the first assessment backed financings in Alabama, forming the first captive insurance company in Alabama as well as tax and estate planning for individuals and companies.

Recent Speeches and Presentations:

“A Grab Bag of Legal Issues Relating to Solid Waste Disposal Facilities” May, 1995

International Trade Seminar, November, 1995, “Foreign Sales - Tax Benefits of Exporting”

May, 2001, Alabama League of Municipalities Annual Convention “Municipal Debt Seminar” Montgomery, Alabama

Commercial Real Estate Transactions Seminar, HealthSouth Conference Center, Birmingham, Alabama, March, 2003 “Alabama Improvement Districts”

Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, August, 2004 “Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts”

Municipal Law Conference, Huntsville, Alabama May 21, 2005 “The EastChase Experience - Alabama Improvement Districts”

“Alabama Captive Insurance Companies” / Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC, August 30, 2006

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