Zeb is a Shareholder whose practice concentrates on corporate, real estate and pass through entity tax and business matters, as well as estate planning, particularly with respect to closely held businesses and family succession planning. He has extensive experience in counseling clients in the formation, acquisition, operation and disposition of business entities. He also advises clients with respect to financing, commercial real estate, joint ventures, business combinations and probate administration of estates.
He was born in Mobile, Alabama, in 1949. He graduated in 1971 from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences, and attended the University of Alabama School of Law where he received a Juris Doctor degree in 1974. He attended New York University School of Law in 1974-1975, where he received a Masters of Laws in taxation (L.L.M.). Upon graduation from New York University, he joined Vickers, Riis, Murray and Curran and has been in the continuous practice of law with the firm since that time. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the University of Alabama Federal Tax Clinic, Inc. (1979-1981, 1988-1990) and the Board of Directors of the Alabama Bar Institute Tax Clinic. He has been listed for more than 20 consecutive years, and is currently listed, in The Best Lawyers in America published by Woodward/White in the practice areas of Corporate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates and has been a frequent lecturer at tax, business, corporate, and estate planning seminars. He served as a member of the Board of Bar Examiners for the Alabama State Bar administering the estate tax section of the Bar Exam from 1995-1998 and served as a member of the Task Force to Study the Alabama State Bar’s Rules and Procedures Governing Admission. He served for a number of years as a Trustee of the Julius T. Wright School for Girls, Inc. (1981-1988), as its Chairman of the Board of Trustees (1988), and as a Trustee of UMS-Wright Preparatory School (1988-1996). He has served as a director of The Explore Center, Inc. (Exploreum), the Country Club of Mobile, and Mobile Opera, Inc. He is a member of the Mobile and American Bar Associations (Section of Taxation, Real Property Trust and Probate, and Administrative Law); and the Alabama State Bar (1974) (Section of Taxation, and Tax Section Limited Liability Company/Limited Liability Partnership Committees).