GILBERT F. DUKES, III
Coale, Dukes, Kirkpatrick & Crowley, P.C.
2610-B Dauphin Street, Suite 101
Mobile, Alabama 36606
GILBERT F. DUKES, III - graduated from UMS-Wright Preparatory School in 1981, received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration from Washington & Lee University in 1985, his Juris Doctor degree from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1988, and his Master of Laws degree in Taxation from New York University in 1989.
While attending The University of Alabama School of Law, Gil received the West Publishing Company Award for attaining the highest overall scholastic average in his section, the American Jurisprudence Award for scholastic achievement in the study of Civil Procedure, the Justice Hugo L. Black Scholar Award for overall scholastic achievement, the Corporate Tax Reorganizations Award for achievement in the study of tax-free corporate reorganizations, and the Distinguished Scholar in Natural Resources Law Award for achievement in the study of oil and gas law. Gil was a member of the Bench and Bar Academic Honor Society as well as the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, and in 1988 he became a member of the Alabama Chapter of The Order of the Coif, an organization which recognizes highest attainments in the study of law. Gil received a Gerald L. Wallace academic scholarship upon his enrollment in the graduate tax program at New York University, and served as a Graduate Editor of Tax Law Review.
During his law practice, Gil has written articles regarding tax and real estate issues which have been published in The Alabama Lawyer as well as national publications such as Taxes, The Journal of Taxation, BNA Tax Management Weekly Report, BNA Tax Management Financial Planning Journal and BNA IRS Practice and Policy Bulletin. Gil is past Chairman of the Tax Section of the Alabama Bar Association, and served as special liaison for the Alabama Bar Association on the IRS/Practitioners' Council. Gil frequently speaks on estate and gift tax planning, tax deferred exchanges and other legal areas. Gil acts as President of Alabama 1031 Property Exchange, Inc., a company which assists taxpayers conducting tax-deferred exchanges of investment property.
Mr. Dukes is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and serves on the Board of Trustees of UMS-Wright Preparatory School, the Board of Trustees of The American Institute on Federal Taxation and the Board of Directors of Springhill Presbyterian Church Weekday School. Gil is a member of the Mobile Estate Planning Council, the Mobile County Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the downtown Rotary Club in Mobile.