Sidney T. Philips

Sidney T. Philips

Direct: ‭205.986.5016
Fax: 205.986.5056

Legal Assistant:
Lauren Kinsey
Direct: 205.986.5041
Practice Areas:
General Corporate Law
Corporate Tax
Pension and Profit Sharing
Estate Planning
Estate and Gift Taxation
Probate Law


Sid’s practice focuses on individual and business tax planning issues, particularly for closely held business owners. He counsels clients in the areas of wills and trusts, estate and gift taxation, business succession planning, probate administration, as well as formation and taxation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, and purchases and sales of businesses.

Admitted to Practice:


Education and Honors:

University of Florida (LL.M. Taxation, 1987)
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (J.D., 1986)
University of Alabama (B.S., 1983), School of Accountancy
The Best Lawyers in America©Corporate Law and Tax Law (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
Martindale-Hubbell; A.V. Rating

Professional Affiliations:

Alabama Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
American Bar Association
Birmingham Estate Planning Council
Birmingham Tax Forum


“Distributions and Settlements (Partial and Final)”
“Section 721 Investment Partnerships”
“Estate Planning and the Tax Relief Act of 1997”
“Planning For Estate Tax Repeal”
“Planning For Incapacity”
“Tips for IRA Owners Approaching 70 1/2”
“Required Minimum Distribution Rules For IRAs”
“S Corporations – Passive Investment Income”