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Daniel P. Smith, Attorney at Law

DPS Legal Counsel

The Physician’s Business Lawyer

DPS Legal Counsel

The Taxpayer’s Defender Against the IRS

DPS Legal Counsel

The Small and Medium Business Trusted Advisor

DPS Legal Counsel

The Family’s Estate and Life Planner

A law firm focused on the unique tax and business law needs of Healthcare Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Business Organization and Contracts

Healthcare Regulatory Compliance for Physicians & Dentists

Proactive Income Tax Planning

Asset Protection & Estate Planning

IRS Audit and Tax Problem Representation


Solving Business Problems for Healthcare Professionals & Entrepreneurs

Professional Limited Liability Company & Professional Corporation Organization

Choice of Entity Advice and Counsel (Corporation, LLC, etc.) and Business Organization

Group Practice Organization and Physician Partners Buy-Sell Agreements

Ambulatory Surgery Center Organization and Management Company Contracts

Federal Trademark Protection for Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Vendor and Staff Contracts

Business & Contract Disputes

Solving Regulatory Compliance Problems for Healthcare Professionals

HIPAA Business Associate Agreements

Stark Law Issues

Federal Anti-Kickback Law Issues

Tennessee Medical Practice Law & Regulations


Solving Tax Problems for Healthcare Professionals & Entrepreneurs

Proactive Tax Planning to Minimize Tax Liability

IRS Audits and Appeals

Tax Court Representation

Tennessee Tax Problems

Problems with Existing Tax Debt:

Offers in Compromise

Installment Agreements

Innocent Spouse Relief

Currently Not Collectible

Solving the Life and Estate Planning Needs of Healthcare Professionals & Entrepreneurs

Probate & Administration of Estates

Estate & Tax Planning

Wills & Trusts

Asset Protection

Healthcare Powers of Attorney & Durable Powers of Attorney

Living Wills & Advance Directives

Will Contests & Inheritance and Estate Disputes

Each month, DPS Legal Counsel publishes a newsletter for its friends and clients.

Each monthly newsletter contains up-to-date and helpful, easy to follow articles on federal and Tennessee tax law developments, healthcare law, business law, and asset protection & estate planning & probate matters.

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If you are under IRS audit or have a federal or Tennessee tax problem

If you are a physician or other healthcare professional who needs business, federal or state regulatory, or contract advice

If you are a small or medium business that needs legal counsel for organizational, tax, trademark or contract issues

If you want to provide for your family through estate planning, asset protection, family history and memory preservation, and disability and healthcare planning

About Me

After practicing law since 1979, mostly in large law firms in Nashville, attorney Daniel P. Smith founded DPS Legal Counsel in 2011 in Brentwood, Tennessee, as a boutique tax and business law firm, focused on providing experienced legal counsel to taxpayers, physicians, small and medium businesses, and families. In 2015, DPS Legal Counsel opened a second office in Jackson, Tennessee.

Mr. Smith graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of The Phi Beta Kappa Society. He then obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt University’s School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. In addition, Mr. Smith has an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation from New York University. He is admitted to practice law in Tennessee, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Western District of Tennesseel; the United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Smith is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, and is a Fellow in the Nashville Bar Foundation. He has received an AV®Preeminent™ peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Mr. Smith represents clients who are under IRS audit or who have other IRS or Tennessee tax problems. He also represents physician clients with respect to business transactions, including the preparation and review of various contracts such as physician employment agreements, group practice operating agreements, and surgery center management agreements. He also provides counsel and advice to healthcare clients with respect to tax issues and federal fraud and abuse laws, including the Stark Amendment and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute Mr. Smith advises and represents business clients with respect to the choice and formation of their entities. He also helps businesses protect their intellectual property, including filing federal trademark applications for them. He also advises clients with respect to both federal and state franchise and business opportunity law. Finally, Mr. Smith works with families to provide for the establishment of an estate plan to protect their assets and their loved ones.

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Middle Tennessee Office (and mailing address):
1616 Westgate Circle
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
615.467.6385 (fax)

West Tennessee Office (by appointment only):
273 N. Highland Avenue
Jackson, Tennessee 38301