DPS Legal Counsel takes care of business

. . . and taxpayers, physicians, entrepreneurs, and families.

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

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