John Bunge

Helping families preserve and grow assets, prepare for successful future

John Bunge helps clients navigate the complex confluence of tax planning, business succession planning, and estate planning, and seeks to find the most elegant solutions possible to reach their goals. 

John's wealth preservation experience includes gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax minimization, through the use of irrevocable trusts, sales and gifts to trusts, charitable-interest trusts, and grantor-retained annuity trusts, among other sophisticated wealth planning strategies. John also advises families on the formation of investment entities, such as family limited partnerships and family LLCs.


Contact Info

Get To Know John

Cycling, outdoors, avid college basketball and football fan.

John's Related Experience

A closely held business faces tax controversy

Represented a closely held business in appeals when the business received a notice of assessment of income tax and had the assessment completely vacated.

Meridian Surgical Partners sells seven ambulatory surgery centers

Served as transaction, healthcare regulatory and bankruptcy counsel to Meridian Surgical Partners in its sale of seven ambulatory surgery centers for $46.5 million to a joint venture formed between Medical Facilities Corporation NueHealth LLC.

Companies restructure to reduce liabilities, taxes

Restructured multiple manufacturing companies using trusts, LLCs and special purpose entities in order to limit the companies' liabilities and reduce their taxes.

View More of John's Experience


  • LL.M (Taxation), University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2014
    • Richard B. Stephens Award (outstanding student)
  • J.D., magna cum laude, The University of Alabama School of Law, 2013
    • Seybourn H. Lynne Scholarship
  • B.S., summa cum laude, University of Kentucky, Business Economics, 2010

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • Kentucky

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Tax Section
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee

Read John's News & Insights

We want to hear from you.

Whether a current or prospective client, we are here to help your business thrive. Please send us a message and we will respond to your needs as soon as possible.