Neal Graham’s legal practice is focused on various areas of business and corporate law with an emphasis on state and federal issues concerning taxation and health care law. He has significant experience with tax planning for various types of entities such as C corporations, S corporations, trusts, partnerships and nonprofit entities. His health care law practice involves counseling clients concerning business formation, financing and regulatory compliance issues to a variety of healthcare organizations, including hospitals, nursing homes, dental practices and physician practice groups. In addition, he has handled many corporate finance and public finance debt transactions as legal counsel to the issuer/borrower or the underwriter/placement agent in various private and public debt and equity transactions. Mr. Graham also has represented both lenders and borrowers in real estate finance transactions.
Mr. Graham is a frequent lecturer on topics concerning taxation, health care, nonprofit entities, corporate finance and real estate finance. Periodically, he serves as an adjunct professor at The University of Memphis.
A Mississippi native, Mr. Graham has claimed Memphis as his home since 1983 when he began working as a partner at Borod & Huggins law firm. He also worked previously for a regional investment banking firm, UMIC Inc., until it was sold in 1988. After that, he joined Gerrish & McCreary, P.C., where he was partner until moving to the Harris Shelton team in 1995.
He serves the community in a variety of ways. He is the past president and a current member of the Memphis East Rotary Club and former chairman of the board of the North Mississippi Enterprise Initiative Inc. Also, he volunteers with Junior Achievement Inc. and Big Brother Big Sisters programs and has been involved with the inter-city community youth program at Immanuel Episcopal Center, where he has served as a member of its board of directors. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, volunteering in the community and spending time with his family – wife, Katherine, and children, Mary Katherine and Al.
-Mississippi Bar Association, member-Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants-Tennessee Bar Association, member-Texas Bar Association, member-AVVO rating – Very Good-Martindale Hubbell rating – AV® Preeminent™
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University of Florida, LL.M. in taxation, 1983The University of Mississippi Law School, J.D., 1980The University of Mississippi, B.B.A. in accountancy, 1978
Tennessee, 1984 Texas, 1982Mississippi, 1980Certified Public Accountant, Mississippi, 1981
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