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After practicing law since 1979, attorney Daniel P. Smith founded DPS Legal Counsel in 2011 in Brentwood, Tennessee, as a boutique tax and business law firm.

In 2015, DPS Legal Counsel opened a second office in Jackson, Tennessee.

DPS Legal Counsel is focused on solving problems and serving clients in 4 distinct niche areas of practice:

Physicians and other healthcare professionals – Transactional and regulatory healthcare problems for physicians and other providers (e.g., physician contracts, ambulatory surgery center issues, HIPAA, Stark, Anti-Kickback Law).

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Startups and Entrepreneurs – Business law problems and needs (e.g., organizational issues, business contracts, tax and business succession planning, Federal trademark protection, business disputes).

Taxpayers – IRS and other tax problems; proactive Federal and state tax planning.

Estates – Probate, estate administration, estate and life planning for families (e.g., wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney, advance directives, living wills).

DPS Legal Counsel helps clients throughout Tennessee. With two offices–one near Nashville in the Cool Springs area of Brentwood and one in Jackson in West Tennessee-DPS Legal Counsel has positioned itself for the convenience for its clients throughout Tennessee.

In addition, because of the nature of Federal tax and Federal trademark practice (and the magic of modern technology), DPS Legal Counsel is able to work with clients throughout the United States on IRS or other Federal tax matters and on the Federal protection of trademarks for business clients.

Daniel P. Smith is a business and tax attorney who has practiced law in Tennessee since 1979, after graduating summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of The Phi Beta Kappa Society. He 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.

Mr. Smith is admitted to practice law in Tennessee. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, the United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, and the United States Tax Court.

He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association. He is also a Fellow in the Nashville Bar Foundation. Mr. Smith has received an AV®Preeminent™ peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.