John Burns
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
511 Union St #2700
Nashville, TN 37219
Work Phone: (615)850-8695
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Mr. Burns is an attorney at Dickinson Wright PLLC in Nashville, Tn. He focuses his practice in the areas of taxation and estate planning. Mr. Burns regularly handles controversies and other tax issues for clients at the local, state, and federal levels. He has helped numerous clients obtain property tax incentives (PILOTs), and he has successfully litigated and resolved tax incentive compliance disputes. Mr. Burns handles tax issues relative to U.S. taxation of multinational transactions, as well as the establishment of joint ventures between U.S. and foreign companies. He also handles a wide variety of estate planning issues, including estate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, and business succession planning. 

Mr. Burns is a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations. He is also Chair of the Tax Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, a former member of the State and Local Tax Executive Committee of the ABA, a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation, and a member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court. Mr. Burns is a prolific writer and speaker.

Mr. Burns received his B.A. from the University of Mississippi, a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law, and a LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida.

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: Mississippi School of Law
Year Licensed: 1990
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 1990
Section Membership(s): Leadership Law Alumni, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Tax Law Section, Leadership Law Class of 2008, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Trust, Estate Planning & Probate, Taxation - Corp. & Business