Our Attorneys

Mr. R. Gregory Watts

Member

rgw@johnstoneadams.com
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Main:(251) 432-7682
Direct:(251) 441-9234
Fax:(251) 432-2800 
P.O. Box 1988
Mobile, AL 36633
 


Attorney Assistant

Tobey Matthews
t: (251) 441-9297
tgm@johnstoneadams.com

Greg Watts helps his clients prepare for two of life’s certainties in his tax, trusts and estate planning practice. When you want to lessen your tax load or need an advocate in a tax-controversy matter, Greg is well prepared to assist. He has a Master of Laws in Taxation, maintains membership in the tax sections of several bar associations and has received multiple recognitions for his work in tax, trusts and estate law. Greg has maintained a long-term interest in finance, having majored in economics in his undergraduate degree.

Greg’s clients include corporate trustees, tax exempt organizations, banks, investors, business owners and commercial real estate property owners. His practice also includes commercial law, probate and trust administration, and trust preparation, tax-exempt organizations and estate planning.

Clients appreciate his responsive, empathetic approach, and mention that they know without a doubt that he is genuinely concerned about their matters and finding the best solutions. He always knew he wanted to help his clients solve problems and was drawn to transactional work rather than the trial arena. Greg has finalized more than a dozen commercial property acquisitions and sales, corporate mergers and acquisitions for clients, with values ranging from $2 - $60 million.


Representative Experience

  • Representation of sellers of a 50% interest in Florida outlet development valued at $60 million
  • Current representation of numerous tax-exempt foundations with endowments ranging from $2 - $35 million.

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Notre Dame
  • Bench and Bar Honor Society, University of Alabama Law School
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 13 Years
  • Mobile Lawyer of the Year for Tax Law, 2012 (Best Lawyers)
  • Mobile Lawyer of the Year for Trusts and Estates, 2010 (Best Lawyers)
  • McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Alumnus of the Year, 2003


Professional and Community Involvement

  • Editorial Board, Alabama Law Review
  • Member, (10 years) Board of Trustees, American Federal Tax Institute, Birmingham Alabama
  • Member (23 years) and Co-Chair (2 years), Planning Committee, Annual Estate Planning Seminar, Alabama State Bar Continuing Legal Education
  • President (6 years), Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama
  • Board Member (21 years) and Secretary, Business Innovation center of Mobile (small business incubator)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mobile Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc.
  • Past President, Board Member and Incorporator, McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Foundation
  • Annual Fund Chairman, McGill-Toolen Catholic High School 2002

Seminars / Presentations

Speaker, Ultimate Guide to Probate, National Business Institute (Aug. 2016)

Speaker, The New Unitrust, Annual Estate Planning Seminar, Alabama State Bar CLE (2015)

Speaker, Charitable Giving, Alabama Federal Tax Clinic, Inc. (2005)

Speaker, Estate Planning, ABICLE


Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • 1979, Alabama

Court Admissions

  • 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 1985, U.S. Tax Court
  • 1979, US. District Court, Southern District of Alabama


Attorney Assistant

Tobey Matthews
t: (251) 441-9297
tgm@johnstoneadams.com


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Education:

  • University of Notre Dame (B.A., with highest honors, 1976)
  • University of Alabama (J.D., 1979)
  • Emory University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1981)