One source describes Christopher Coats as "a star in Memphis," adding: "He has great experience doing sophisticated work for high net worth people." Coats assists clients on trust and estate matters, as well as tax planning. One commentator reports: "His documents are always done perfectly, and he has a good sense of practical resolution of problems without overcomplicating things." An interview praises him as "one of the smartest people I have ever met," and another says: "I am confident recommending him because I am confident in his ability. He is very intelligent, very thorough, he is in touch with current developments. I think he brings good ideas to the table, good suggestions."