HERBERT E. “Chip” BROWDER, was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on September 11, 1953; Chip was admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama in 1991; and is also admitted before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta. Education: University of Alabama (B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, 1975; M.A. in Accounting, 1977; J.D., 1991); New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1992). Estate Planning Faculty Member, Alabama Bar Institute and University of Alabama School of Law, Bridge the Gap Seminars (1998 – 2007); Outstanding Third Year Editorial Board Member Award, 1990-1991; Senior Lead Articles Editor, Alabama Law Review, 1990-1991. Law School Recipient of: Richard S. Manley Local Government Law Award; American Bar Association Section Urban, State and Local Government Law Certificate of Recognition; University of Alabama Federal Tax Clinic Award; Prentice-Hall Federal Tax Award. Chip is a member of the Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, and American Bar Associations (Sections on: Closely-Held Businesses; Probate and Real Property; Taxation; and, Trusts).
Chip has been an annual lecturer for the past number of years on Estates and Trusts at the University of Alabama Law School’s Annual “Bridge the Gap” and “Will Drafting” Seminars for young lawyers in our state and a frequent seminar speaker.
Chip also has an extensive business management background, having managed his family’s hardwood veneer business and timber investments for over ten years, from 1977 through 1987, before returning to law school.