Aaron B. Flinn, Jon Gaston, Richard A. Johnson and G. Michael Yopp, tax attorneys in Waller’s Nashville office, have been recognized in the 2021 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide.
Waller was also one of two Tennessee law firms to receive a top ranking (Band 1) in this year's guide and has more attorneys represented than any firm in Tennessee in this year's rankings.
According to the Chambers profiles, Waller has "tremendous technical ability and a comprehensive understanding of what is and is not possible" for private wealth matters in Tennessee.
Chambers and Partners, which has researched and ranked the world’s best lawyers for more than 25 years, introduced its High Net Worth guide in 2016. The guide covers private wealth management work and related practices in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring in-depth analysis of leading lawyers and law firms.
Yopp - recognized as a Senior Statesman by Chambers - has more than 40 years of experience assisting companies and individuals in state and federal taxation, and “is widely known as one of the best attorneys in his field,” according to Chambers. He works extensively in the areas of trust and estate matters, estate planning, conservatorships and guardianships. He contributed to the creation of Tennessee’s Limited Liability Company Act and its revised Act, and he has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 1995. He was recently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, which is limited to one percent of the lawyers in America. He is also a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Johnson, who is listed in Band 1, has represented high net worth individuals, family-owned businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and large closely-held companies for nearly 30 years. He formed the first private family trust company under Tennessee law and has been responsible for structuring more than half of Tennessee's private family trust companies. Sources told Chambers that Johnson is the “acknowledged expert in Tennessee on establishing private trust companies.” Johnson assisted in the drafting of new legislation updating Tennessee’s private trust company law to make Tennessee’s private trust company statutes more attractive than those in other states. Johnson is a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation.
Flinn, who is ranked in Band 2, advises high net worth individuals and their families on estate planning matters, the creation of private trust companies and the administration of trusts. Business owners and entrepreneurs, corporate officers and executives and investors and families with inherited assets seek his advice for the purpose of ensuring financial stability and continued prosperity.
Clients benefit from Gaston's accounting background and his ability to see the "whole picture" which enables him to counsel clients on a wide range of federal and state tax issues. Gaston, who is ranked in Band 2, has become one of the preeminent legal practitioners in the tax-exempt area and counsels public charities, private foundations and other tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations on an array of matters.
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