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Delivering practical answers to complex problems

Companies and individuals rely upon Mike Yopp to guide them through the ever-changing landscape of state and federal taxation, estate planning and trust law, partnerships, limited liability companies and general business law. Mike's clients can depend on him to provide practical solutions to seemingly intractable issues.

Mike advises clients on both strategy and implementation regarding a broad variety of tax issues including:

  • Corporate tax
  • Estate Planning
  • Partnership tax
  • State and local tax (SALT)
  • Trust and estate matters
  • Conservatorships and guardianships

Clients appreciate his depth of knowledge and involvement with precedent-setting work, including:

  • Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Business Entity Study Committee
  • Contributing to the creation of Tennessee's Limited Liability Company Act
  • Serving as an expert witness

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  • Related Services
  • Education
    • LL.M., New York University, Taxation, 1979
    • J.D., with distinction, Emory University School of Law, 1975
    • B.S., Murray State University, Biology and History, 1968
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Court for International Trade for the Federal Circuit
    • State Courts, All Courts in Tennessee
  • Recognitions
    • Chambers USA High Net Worth Guide
      • Band 1, USA High Net Worth Guide, 2017-2021
    • The Best Lawyers in America¬© (BL Rankings)
      • Litigation and Controversy - Tax, 2011-2022
      • Tax Law, 1993-2022
      • Trusts and Estates, 2019-2022
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
      • Tax, 2006-2021
    • Nashville Business Journal
      • Honored with the Veterans Award in 2015
  • Professional Involvement
    • Member, Thought Leaders Council, Family Office Exchange
    • Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel
    • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
    • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
    • Former Chairman, Professional Services Committee, American Bar Association
    • Member, Legislative Drafting Committee for Limited Liability Companies, Tennessee Bar Association
    • Member, Executive Committee, National Association of State Bar Tax Sections
    • Former chairman, Tax, Probate and Trust Section, Tennessee Bar Association
    • Chief editor and author, Tennessee Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual, Data Trace Publishing Company
    • Trustee, Past President, Tennessee Federal Tax Institute, Inc.
    • Founding trustee and President, The Paul J. Hartman Memorial State and Local Tax Forum
    • Director, Finance Committee, Saint Thomas Health Foundation
  • Community Involvement
    • Board of Trustees Finance Committee of Aquinas College, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Former President, Serra Club, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Former Chairman, Easter Seals of Tennessee
    • Member, Economic Club of Nashville
    • 2015 Nashville Business Journal Veterans Award
    • Captain, USNR (Ret.).
    • Advisor, Board of Directors, Discovery Place
    • Member, Planning Committee, Tennessee Federal Tax Conference

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