Davis H. Smith

Gilpin Givhan, PC

DAVIS H. SMITH is a Shareholder and member of the Taxation and Business Organizations & Transactions practice groups of Gilpin Givhan, PC. He frequently advises clients on tax and business strategies addressing the life-cycle of a company, including formation, operation, growth and transition of ownership. Davis has represented businesses in a broad range of transactions, including choice of entity, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, divisive reorganizations, succession planning, private offerings, and general tax planning. He has represented clients in many different industries, with a particular focus on participants in the financial services industry, including insurance companies and investment advisors, and professional services industry, including accounting firms.  Davis regularly advises captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and self-insured funds on transactional, regulatory and tax matters. Davis is a frequent speaker and writer on tax planning for businesses, including strategies for limited liability companies, subchapter S corporations and captive insurance companies.