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July, 2018 - Nashville, Tennessee

 

 

Waller Tax Partners Aaron Flinn Richard Johnson and Mike Yopp Recognized in Chambers 2018 High Net Worth Guide

 

Aaron B. Flinn, Richard A. Johnson and G. Michael Yopp, tax attorneys in Waller’s Nashville office, have been recognized in the 2018 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide. Waller is the only Tennessee law firm to receive a top ranking (Band 1) in the publication, and Johnson and Yopp were two of only three Tennessee practitioners honored with Band 1 rankings. Flinn was recognized in the Up and Coming category.

Chambers noted that Waller is “especially well regarded by sources for its broad range of expertise and the high quality of its attorneys.”

“Aaron, Richard and Mike have earned recognition in the Chambers High Net Worth guide with a combination of experience, insight and commitment to the firm’s clients,” said Waller chairman Matt Burnstein. “We are extremely proud that they have received this honor.”

Chambers and Partners, which has researched and ranked the world’s best lawyers for the last 25 years, introduced its High Net Worth guide in 2016 to provide objective guidance to family offices and professional advisors to wealthy individuals. 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 for wealthy individuals and families.

Johnson 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 forming more than half of Tennessee's private family trust companies. Johnson assisted in the drafting of new legislation updating Tennessee’s private trust company law which greatly expanded the definition of a private family trust company 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. He earned his LL.M. in Taxation in 1987 from the University of Florida, his J.D., with honors, from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1986 and his B.A. in Accounting, cum laude, in 1983 from the University of Mississippi.

Yopp has more than 40 years of experience assisting companies and individuals in state and federal taxation. 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. In 2013 he was named Nashville's 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for Litigation & Controversy-Tax. Yopp 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 1% of the lawyers in America. He is also a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Yopp earned his LL.M. in Taxation in 1979 from New York University, his J.D., with distinction, in 1975 from Emory University School of Law, and his B.S. in 1968 from Murray State University.

Flinn advises high net worth individuals and their families on 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. Flinn is a member of the state bars in California, Florida and Tennessee. Flinn earned his LL.M. in Taxation in 2005 from the University of Florida, his J.D., with honors, in 2004 from the University of Tennessee and his B.A., magna cum laude, in Business Administration in 2001 from the University of Tennessee.


 

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