Capell & Howard P.C. Attorneys At Law Montgomery & Auburn/Opelika, AL

Henry H. Hutchinson

Of Counsel

(334) 241-8070


Henry H. Hutchinson’s legal practice encompasses a broad range of activities in the business law area, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Hank advises clients regarding matters concerning organizational and operational legal issues, tax and securities laws, and certain regulatory-compliance-related matters. He has represented taxpayers in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and the Alabama Department of Revenue in various forums.

Hank has been a principal author of, or contributor to, a number of Alabama acts, including the legislation authorizing the Alabama Tax Tribunal, the Alabama Uniform Disclaimer Act, the Alabama Taxpayers Bill of Rights and Uniform Revenue Procedures Act, and the Alabama Interstate Banking Act. He and other members of the firm have in the past advised the Joint Fiscal Committee of the Alabama Legislature regarding significant tax legislation.

He has spoken on a number of business law subjects at a variety of seminars sponsored by the Alabama State Bar, National Business Institute, Inc., Alabama Community Bankers Association, and other organizations. Hank has authored articles on several tax and securities law subjects.

Hank is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, member of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute on Federal Taxation, Past Chairman of the Alabama Federal Tax Clinic, and Past Chairman of the Alabama State Bar Tax Section. He is a member of the Planning Committee of the Southeastern Business Law Institute. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America under corporate and tax law. In addition to his professional activities, Hank is a member of the Boards of Directors of both the Montgomery Academy Foundation and Montgomery YMCA Foundation, as well as a member of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100.


LL.M., Taxation, New York University, 1976

J.D., cum laude, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1975

B.A., The University of the South, 1969

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 1975

Admitted To Practice

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Honors and Awards

The Best Lawyers in America, 1987-2022 – Corporate Law; Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law

Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” – Corporate Law, Montgomery 2015

Best Lawyers  “Lawyer of the Year” – Litigation & Controversy Tax, Montgomery 2014

Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” – Corporate Law, Montgomery 2012

Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” – Tax Law, Montgomery 2011

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating Award

Alabama State Bar President’s Award, 2012

Publications and Lectures

Henry H. Hutchinson and Carroll Sullivan, Federal Regulation of the Going Private Phenomenon, 6 CUMB. L. REV. 141 (1975)

Interstate Banking (Alabama section), published by the State Capital Law Firm Group (1996)

Master Guide to State Taxation (Alabama section), Tax Analysts’ State Tax OneDisc (2001)

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

Alabama State Bar, Member

Alabama State Bar — Tax Section, Chairman (1990-91)

American Bar Association – Business Law Section – Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions, Member

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow

American Institute on Federal Taxation, Trustee

Alabama Federal Tax Clinic, Past President

Montgomery Estate Planning Council, Past Chairman

Montgomery Academy Foundation, Past Chairman

Alabama Law Foundation, Member

Montgomery YMCA Foundation, Director

Central Alabama Community Foundation, Inc., Past President

Cumberland Law Review, Articles Editor (1974-75)

Other Professional Experience

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Signal Corps (1969-72)

Contact Information

150 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

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Legal Assistant

Mary Overton

p: (334) 241-8029

f: (334) 323-8888