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Bob Riccio is a member in Hand Arendall Harrison Sale’s business section. Bob’s practice focuses on complex tax and estate planning, business taxation, taxation of trusts and estates, and tax-exempt organizations. His practice also includes handling estate administrations and advising clients on asset protection issues. Bob also has experience in representing taxpayers in disputes with various federal, state and local taxing authorities, as well as representing both beneficiaries and trustees in fiduciary disputes and litigation.

Bob currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Trusts at the Alabama Law Institute, and serves on the board of directors for the Alabama Federal Tax Clinic. Bob is also active in the community and is a member of the Leadership Mobile Class of 2016. As recognition of pro bono service to clients, Bob received the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award from the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Bob received his LL.M. (Master of Laws)  degree in taxation from NYU School of Law and his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law. Bob is also a Certified Public Accountant and received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi.


  • Alabama State Bar, 2007


  • LL.M. (Taxation), New York University School of Law, 2008 
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, cum laude, 2007
  • B.S.B.A. (Accounting), University of Southern Mississippi, 2001

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Civic and Professional Affiliations 

  • Standing Committee on Trusts for the Alabama Law Institute
  • Alabama Federal Tax Clinic (Board of Directors)
  • Estate Planning Council of Mobile
  • Mobile Bar Association (Treasurer 2016-2017)
  • Junior Achievement (Board of Directors)
  • State Governmental Affairs Committee for the Mobile Chamber of Commerce

Publications and Presentations

  • Foreign Investment in Real Estate: Alabama, Practical Law State Q&A (Current as of March 23, 2020)
  • Estate Planning from Start to Finish: Taxes, Handling the Basics, National Business Institute (2017)
  • Estate Planning from Start to Finish: Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning, National Business Institute (2017)
  • Legal Aspects of Operating a Nonprofit, Start the Spark, Fuse Factory (August 9, 2017)
  • The Ultimate Guide to Probate: Inventory and Satisfying Creditor Claims, National Business Institute (2016)
  • Alabama Limited Liability Company Law of 2014, Baldwin County Bar Association (September 9, 2015)
  • Tax Aspects of Real Estate Transactions, National Business Institute (2012 and 2013).
  • Conflicts of Interest in Derivative Litigation Involving Closely Held Corporations: An All or Nothing Approach to the Requirement of “Independent” Corporate Counsel, 31 J. LEGAL PROF. 337 (2007) (Winner of ABA 2006-2007 Mendes Hershman Award).