Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Private Wealth Law Department

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The "exceptional" Baker, Donelson trust and estates team offers clients a range of private client services, including trusts, estates and succession planning. One source notes: "They do an excellent job with trust and estate matters."

Interviewees praise the firm highly, with one source saying: "They have been phenomenal, they have truly been a delight. I have peace of mind that things will be okay going forward." Another adds: "They were an excellent recommendation and I have continued to use them because of the high standard and quality of work that they continue to produce."

Notable practitioners

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."