Warren is Co-Chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Group where he specializes in economic development and state and local taxation. He represents foreign and domestic companies that are locating and/or expanding their business operations in the United States. Most of his clients are in the Manufacturing sector.
Warren has assisted over 130 economic development projects/expansions representing an estimated $24 billion of capital investment and over 33,000 new jobs. Projects include work for Mercedes-Benz, Honda, ThyssenKrupp (now AM/NS Calvert), Hyundai, KIA, Kronospan, Brown-Forman and Airbus. Economic development work involves site selection, incentives negotiations and implementation, and a myriad of matters required to get a project sited, constructed, equipped and a workforce hired and trained. Warren remains involved with these economic development clients throughout their life cycles, assisting them with contractual and operational matters.
Warren has advised numerous clients on state and local tax issues including matters relating to tax incentives, sales and use tax, property tax, income tax and business license tax. This work typically involves planning advice but also includes tax litigation.
With almost 30 years of experience representing all types of nonprofit entities, Warren has successfully guided many organizations through the tax exemption application process. Examples include work for the following nonprofit organizations – Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham Bar Foundation, Alabama Basketball Foundation, Alabama Prep Football Foundation and numerous private foundations.