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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 1TennesseeHigh Net Worth 2022 View ranking table

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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is a prominent Nashville-based firm that assists clients with estate and trust planning, as well as corporate and individual tax matters.

A wealth adviser notes: "On personal income planning, they have the strongest department around in my view," while a trusts attorney acknowledges that the "sophistication of work is really unrivalled" in the Tennessee private wealth market.

Notable practitioners

Blaine Smith is "outstanding with clients," notes a wealth management expert. He advises on tax-efficient wealth transfer strategies for clients and represents trustees, executors and beneficiaries in estate and trust related disputes.

James Gooch is vastly experienced in this area and is described as "the dean of the estate planners in our community" by a local wealth adviser. Gooch's practice includes designing business succession plans as well as guiding clients with the administering of their estates. A local wealth specialist comments: "I really like his work style, he is very comforting, the way he approaches and directs a meeting is excellent." His client skills are also praised by an interviewee: "James is excellent in explaining complicated trust and estate matters in a language that clients can understand."

Michael Sontag is a well-regarded Tennessee attorney who holds particular expertise in handling tax controversies, business succession issues and gift tax work. A wealth professional speaks highly of Michael: "He is my number-one go-to attorney in the city for the biggest and most complex situations. He is very responsive and client-centred."

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Ranked Individuals

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Tennessee

Private Wealth Law


Blaine H Smith
Band 2
James C Gooch
Senior Statespeople
Michael D Sontag
Band 1