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About DPS Legal Counsel

dps - photoDPS Legal Counsel is a boutique law firm founded by Attorney Daniel P. Smith to solve problems for and serve clients in four niche areas of practice:

  • IRS and other tax problems.
  • transactional and regulatory healthcare problems for physicians and other providers (e.g., physician contracts, ambulatory surgery center issues, HIPAA, Stark, Anti-Kickback Law).
  • business problems and needs of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses (e.g., organizational issues, business contracts, tax and business succession planning, trademark protection, business disputes).
  • probate, estate administration, estate and life planning for families.

DPS Legal Counsel helps clients throughout Tennessee. With two offices at present–one in the Nashville area in the Cool Springs area of Brentwood and one in Jackson in West Tennessee-DPS Legal Counsel has positioned itself for convenience for its clients throughout the State of Tennessee. In addition, because of the nature of federal tax and 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.

Dan 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®.