Howard, Mobley, Hayes & Gontarek

Private Wealth Law Department

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Sources say that Howard, Mobley, Hayes & Gontarek is "a really good boutique firm" in Nashville and observe that it is "almost exclusively focused on estate and gift planning." The firm assists high net worth clients with trusts and estates administration and offers services such as charitable planning, business succession planning and litigation.

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Bryan Howard "is consideredone of the go-to estate planners in town - any high net worth family would say this," observes a commentator, who adds: "He is highly recommended, very good technically and a reasonably good drafter. He does more sophisticated planning than others. In a conflict of interest, I would refer my clients to him." Howard advises wealthy clients on tax and succession planning, as well as charitable giving strategies and trust and estate administration matters, and is well known among local interviewees for his extensive work on Tennessee's trust legislation.

Paul Hayes is described as "responsive and excellent" by a commentator. He advises high net worth families and closely held enterprises on tax, trust and estate planning and business succession plans. Hayes also handles trust and estate administration and contentious tax matters. "He is viewed as a really good estate planner in the field," says another attorney, adding: "He has a really good temperament in court, he is easy to trust. Clients trust him. He has a high likeability factor which is needed for this job."