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G. Michael Yopp

G. Michael Yopp


Tennessee, U.S.A.

tel: 615 850 8815
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Companies and individuals rely upon Mike Yopp to guide them through the ever-changing landscape of state and federal taxation, partnerships, limited liability companies and general business law. 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 matters

Mike's clients can depend on him to provide practical solutions to seemingly intractable issues. Clients appreciate his depth of knowledge and involvement with precedent-setting work, including:

Chairing 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
Serving as lead counsel in a precedent-setting property tax case, Boeing Equipment Holding Co. v. Tennessee State Board of Equalization

Since 1995, Best Lawyers has recognized Mike in the categories of Litigation & Controversy – Tax and Tax Law. Furthermore, Mike has been named Nashville's 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America for Litigation & Controversy-Tax.

Bar Admissions



J.D., with distinction, Emory University School of Law, 1975
LL.M., New York University, Taxation, 1979
B.S., Murray State University, Biology and History, 1968
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

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
Former Member, Executive Committee, National Association of State Bar Tax Sections
Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel
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 and past president, Tennessee Federal Tax Institute, Inc.
Founding trustee and past president, Paul J. Hartman Memorial State and Local Tax Forum

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