Estate Planning and Probate Section

Once a part of the TBA Tax section, the Estate Planning and Probate section was created after it was determined that there was a need for a separate and distinct section. It now provides an annual CLE Forum and provides information through newsletters.

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P...
605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Immediate Past Chair
Diversified Trust
3102 West End Ave #600
Nashville, TN 37203
LinkedIn: jeffreylcarson
Stites & Harbison PLLC
401 Commerce St., Ste. 800
Nashville, TN 37219
LinkedIn: michaelgoode
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Affects Estate Planning

A recent article on Lexology highlights changes to estate and gift taxes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which doubles those ‘death tax’ exemptions. The exemptions will continue to be adjusted annually for inflation and are set to expire in 2025.
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Funeral Service Thursday for Kingsport Attorney Jack Raulston

Kingsport lawyer Jackson C. “Jack” Raulston died on May 8. He was 91. A U.S. Navy veteran, Raulston graduated Vanderbilt Law School in 1952 after serving during World War II. He started his practice in Kingsport shortly afterwards and continued until his retirement in 2006. In 1961, Raulston became the youngest trial judge in Tennessee when he was appointed Judge Chancellor of the new Law and Chancery Court of Sullivan County. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. CST on Wednesday at Rogers Funeral Home, 400 Laurel Ave, South Pittsburg. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning. In lieu of flowers, Raulston requested memorial contributions be made to Second Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, the Human Rights Campaign, or the National AIDS Memorial Grove.
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