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PETER T. DIRKSEN is a vice president and senior trust officer for Fifth Third Bank. His responsibilities include the administration of trusts and the offering value added solutions to bank customers by coordinating the delivery of tax, estate planning, and financial consulting services to high-net-worth individuals and families. Mr. Dirksen works closely with clients and their outside advisors to provide specialized wealth management and fiduciary services. He is a member of The Florida Bar and State Bar of Georgia, and licensed to practice law in Tennessee. Mr. Dirksen earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia, his J.D. degree from Mercer University, and his LL.M. degree from the University of Florida.
MICHAEL S. GOODE is special counsel with Lewis Thomason in the Nashville office where he helps businesses and families with their tax, businesses and estate planning needs. Mr. Goode also has a focus on international law, helping individuals and companies with both their international corporate and estate planning, including helping to resolve reporting requirement issues. He received his J.D. degree from William and Mary Law School and his LL.M. degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. Mr. Goode has been a chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Tennessee Bar, as well as chair of the Tax Section of the Tennessee Bar. He has frequently lectured to state, regional, and national audiences on estate, tax and business matters.
DAVID E. HELLER is an attorney with the Nashville law firm of Martin, Heller, Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and probate, including asset protection planning for high-net-worth individuals, business succession planning, charitable planning, and generation skipping planning. Mr. Heller focuses on a comprehensive wealth preservation program which allows the family to preserve its wealth from taxes, creditors and others outside the designated family unit. He advises clients on how to integrate business interests along with executive compensation packages into the family's overall wealth preservation strategy. Mr. Heller has written extensively on these and other topics and has presented his work at many seminars and CLE presentations. He serves on several boards and committees of nonprofit organizations in the Nashville area, and he is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville bar associations. Mr. Heller earned his B.S. degree from Carnegie-Mellon University, his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law and his LL.M. degree in tax law from Georgetown University Law Center.
PAUL S. PARKER is a shareholder in the Nashville law firm of Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella PC, practicing in the areas of estate planning and probate, tax, small business, and corporation law. Mr. Parker has been practicing law for 30 years and has lectured for National Business Institute and other groups on matters related to choice of business entity, estate planning, and probate. He co-wrote West's probate forms for their Tennessee Practice Legal Forms Book. Mr. Parker is a past treasurer for the Nashville Bar Association, and a member of the Tennessee Bar Association (Tax Section) and American Bar Association (Tax Section). He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Cornell College and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University.
FRANK J. STEINER practices in the areas of probate, probate litigation, wills and estates, employment law, corporate and business law. He has over 20-years experience in corporate management with Continental Airlines and Hughes Aircraft Company. In addition to his J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law, he has a Ph.D. degree from Indiana University and he is employed as an adjunct faculty for the Trevecca Nazarene University Graduate School in Nashville, Tennessee.
KARL D. WARDEN is a sole practitioner in Nashville, where he practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning, business law, business litigation and civil law. He has been practicing law for more than 30 years, and has lectured for professional groups on matters related to estate planning and elder law. Mr. Warden is admitted to practice in Tennessee. He earned his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University, his J.D. degree from West Virginia University College of Law and his LL.M. degree from George Washington University Law School. Mr. Warden is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, a recipient of the CLE Excellence Award and a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation.May 22 - May 23 Knoxville
ROBERT M. BLY is the owner and principal of The Bly Law Firm, P.C., where he concentrates in the areas of estate, business, and asset protection planning at both the domestic and international levels. His practice serves a clientele throughout Tennessee and the Southeast. Mr. Bly is a frequent lecturer for National Business Institute and other groups on estate and asset protection planning matters. He also is a frequent writer on asset protection and estate planning issues and was a contributing author to the book Generations: Planning Your Legacy, published in 1999 by the Esperti Peterson Institute. Mr. Bly has served on the adjunct faculty at Valparaiso University and Indiana University, Kokomo Campus. He earned his B.S. degree from Ball State University and his J.D. degree from The University of Tennessee College of Law. Mr. Bly is a founding member and first chairman of the Mid South Estate Planning Forum.
DUSTIN S. CROUSE is a sole practitioner with his firm, Knoxville Elder Law, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He focuses on educating and aiding clients in the areas of elder law, wills, trusts, conservatorships, and estate administration. Mr. Crouse currently serves as the chair of the KBA Barristers Professional Outreach Committee; member of the Tennessee Bar Association Elder Law and Estate Planning sections; member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; member of the Executive Leadership Team with the March of Dimes - Knoxville; and the Advisory Board of Girls, Inc. of Knoxville. He is admitted to practice in Tennessee and the United States District Court - Eastern District of Tennessee. Mr. Crouse earned his B.A. degree from Emory & Henry College and his J.D. degree from Campbell University with a focus on estate planning.
ANDREW S. CUNNYNGHAM is an attorney and special counsel with Wooden Law Firm. He focuses in corporate law practice with an emphasis in administrative law, business planning, estate planning, probate law, and taxation. Mr. Cunnyngham has extensive experience in representing clients before governmental agencies and a lengthy record of achieving results for clients with land use issues. His practice also includes a litigation component pertaining primarily to corporate and criminal law. Mr. Cunnyngham has extensive experience in the area of constitutional criminal law with favorable outcomes for clients. He also serves as guardian ad litem and indigent counsel on appointed basis for courts in the Twelfth Judicial District of Tennessee. Mr. Cunnyngham's responsibilities include investigation of allegations of the need for conservatorships and to make report(s) to the courts. He is also responsible for defending indigent citizens in custody matters. Mr. Cunnyngham is admitted to practice in Tennessee and Alabama. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Association Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Cunnyngham earned his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and his J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
BILL FIX is a sole practitioner with Fix Law, PLLC, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, and family law. Prior to his current employment, he worked as a licensed investment rep with Edward Jones and for the Missouri Lt. Governor. Mr. Fix earned his B.S. degree from Missouri State University and his J.D. degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. He is a member of the Blount County Bar Association and the Federalist Society.
GREGORY E. GLASS is the managing attorney at Gregory E. Glass Attorney at Law, where his practices include primarily civil litigation, business litigation, corporate and tax issues, and employment/labor law. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Georgia. Mr. Glass is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, and the Southern Society of Adventist Attorneys. He earned his B.B.A. degree from Southern Adventist University; and his M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Tennessee.
R. LANCE PRUITT is a member of a wealth management team, where he provides consultation and solutions to clients in the areas of estate planning, asset protection and business succession planning. Prior to his current employment, Mr. Pruitt practiced law for several years, concentrating his practice in the areas of estate and tax planning, tax litigation, estate administration and corporate law. He also is an adjunct professor at Tusculum College. Mr. Pruitt earned his B.S. degree from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, his J.D. degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law, and his LL.M. degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.