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EDWARD T. AUTRY is a member of the Williams McDaniel law firm in the trusts, estates & personal planning and litigation & dispute resolution service teams. Mr. Autry concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and estate and trust litigation. He is licensed in multiple states and regularly represents clients and administers estates in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama. Mr. Autry is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and the District of Columbia. He is certified as a specialist in estate planning by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., and he is certified as an accredited estate planner (AEP) by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). Mr. Autry is a member of the National Association Estate Planners & Councils, the Estate Planning Council of Greater Memphis, the Memphis Bar Association, The Mississippi Bar and the Arkansas Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree from Berry College and his J.D. degree from the University of Memphis.
GREGORY D. COTTON is a sole practitioner in Memphis, where his practice is concentrated in the areas of probate, corporate, personal injury, products liability, domestic relations, and criminal law. Mr. Cotton is a member of the Birmingham, Memphis-Shelby County, and Tennessee bar associations; and the Alabama State Bar. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Alabama and his J.D. degree from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.
CHASITY S. GRICE is an attorney with Peppel, Grice & Palazzolo, P.C., where she practices in the areas of probate, estate planning, and elder law. Before joining the firm, she worked for certified public accounting firms and also opened her own law practice. Ms. Grice also is an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis where she teaches family law and estates, trusts, and probate law in the Legal Studies department. She is a member of the Memphis Bar Association (Probate, Estate, and Trust section), the Dallas Bar Association, the Estate Planning Counsel of North Dallas, the Tennessee Bar Association (District Representative for Memphis, Young Lawyer's Division), the Annual Wills for Heroes clinic (coordinator), the American Bar Association (Trusts and Estates fellow, Real Property Trust & Estate Section) and the American Bar Foundation (fellow). Ms. Grice is also a Young Leader of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She is admitted to practice in Tennessee and Texas. Ms. Grice earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Clark Atlanta University and her J.D. degree, with a concentration in transactional tax planning, from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
MITCHELL I. LANSKY is a member of the Lansky Law Firm, where he practices in the areas of estate planning and corporate law. He earned his B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Florida, his LL.M. degree from Washington University, and his J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law - Samford University. Mr. Lansky is a member of the Memphis Bar Association.
GORDON B. OLSWING is an attorney with Dowden Worley Jewell & Olswing PLLC, where he practices in the areas of probate, business, and civil litigation in state and federal Courts. Mr. Olswing also serves as a Shelby County deputy divorce referee in the Circuit and Chancery Courts for the Thirtieth Judicial District at Memphis. He is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 certified family law and general civil mediator. Mr. Olswing frequently represents clients in Probate Court in probate estate, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. He is regularly appointed by Probate Courts to serve as guardian ad litem, attorney ad litem, special master and interim conservator. Mr. Olswing has assisted numerous families in the Probate Court in establishing conservator and guardianships, in contesting and probating wills and in the administration of both simple and complex estate matters. He is admitted to practice before all federal, state, and local courts in Tennessee and before the United States Tax Court. Mr. Olswing earned his J.D. degree from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board.
J. VINCENT PERRYMAN opened his own firm, after working with a well-established Memphis law firm focused on estate planning and taxation. His goal is to add value to each client's life through honest and thoughtful legal representation. Mr. Perryman is admitted to practice in Tennessee, and is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association and the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Memphis; his LL.M. degree from the University of Washington; and his J.D. degree from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
M. MATTHEW THORNTON is a member of the Memphis law firm of Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor & Matthews, PLC, where he practices in the areas of probate administration and litigation. He earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Mr. Thornton has participated in the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court and is a graduate of the TBA Leadership Law Class of 2005. He formerly served on the Executive Council of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the TBA. Mr. Thornton is a frequent speaker at seminars regarding estate administration tips and techniques.April 26 - April 27 Nashville
PETER T. DIRKSEN is a senior vice president and wealth strategies advisor for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. His responsibilities include 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, State Bar of Georgia, and the Nashville Bar Association. 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.
ALEXANDER S. FASCHING is an attorney with the law firm of Russ Cook & Associates, P.C., located in Brentwood, Tennessee. Mr. Fasching is the head of the probate department at his firm and he focuses his practice on probate and trust administration, probate litigation and estate planning. He graduated with his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota and he earned his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Fasching is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and he is a member of the Nashville Bar Association (Probate Committee).
RALPH Z. LEVY JR. is of counsel with Dickinson Wright PLLC, a full-service law firm with over 400 attorneys with offices in Michigan; Tennessee; Arizona; Florida; Nevada; Ohio; Kentucky; Texas; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto, Ontario. His areas of practice include entity formation and operation, entrepreneurial business services, estate planning and family succession planning, health enterprises and transactions, and tax planning and controversies. In almost 40 years of practicing law, Mr. Levy's extensive experience includes private practice, as well as serving for more than ten years as general counsel, executive vice president, and secretary for Gambro Healthcare, Inc., a national provider of dialysis services. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Nashville Bar Association. Mr. Levy earned his A.B. degree, cum laude, from Colgate University; his LL.M. degree from New York University; and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
JACOB MASON is the owner of Heritage Law Group, PLLC. Mr. Mason focuses his practice on estate planning, elder law, probate and veteran’s benefits. He is licensed to practice law in both Kentucky and Tennessee, and is an accredited attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Mason graduated, cum laude, with B.S. degrees in biology and economics from the University of Kentucky. He earned his J.D. degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law. Mr. Mason is a member of the American Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association. He is also a member of WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel, as well as the Senior Services Network.
PAUL S. PARKER is a shareholder in the Nashville law firm of Dodson, Parker, Behm & Capparella, P.C., 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.
GRAYSON SMITH CANNON is an attorney in the Gallatin firm of Phillips & Ingrum, where her main areas of practice are Social Security, domestic relations law, family law, and probate. She has previously lectured on Social Security disability matters for National Business Institute. Ms. Smith Cannon has also lectured on Social Security issues, wills and estates, and probate before the public and other attorneys. She is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Lawyers Association for Women, and the Tennessee and Nashville bar associations. Ms. Smith Cannon earned her B.A. degree from Rhodes College and her J.D. degree from Nashville School of Law.
FRANK J. STEINER practices in the areas of probate, probate litigation, wills and estates; employment law; personal injury; and business law. He is a member of the Tennessee Employment Lawyers Association; AAJ American Association for Justice; and the Nashville, Tennessee and American bar associations. Mr. Steiner earned his B.A. degree from the University of Kentucky, his M.S. degree from the University of Memphis, his J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law, and his Ph.D. degree from Indiana University.