SOURCE: Waller


October 09, 2014 12:08 ET

Veteran Tax Attorney John Burns Joins Waller

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2014) - Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP announced today that John B. Burns has joined the law firm's tax practice as a partner in Nashville. Burns provides strategic tax advice to closely held and family-owned businesses and advises high-net-worth individuals on wealth management and asset protection.

"John is a skilled and experienced tax attorney, and he has tremendous knowledge on corporate and individual tax strategy and implementation that will benefit our clients," said Sean Sullivan, who leads Waller's tax practice. "John adds valuable depth to our practice, and his personality and energy make him someone with whom clients and colleagues will enjoy working."

Burns frequently serves as outside general counsel to small and medium-sized businesses, and provides counsel on local, state and federal tax issues that impact day-to-day operations, business formation, governance, succession planning, and restructuring. He also advises business owners and executives, professional athletes, entertainers and other high-net-worth individuals on strategic tax planning and estate planning.

Burns is recognized in Best Lawyers for his tax law experience, and he is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Burns earned his J.D., cum laude, in 1990 from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He earned his LL.M. in Taxation in 2001 from the University of Florida. Burns received a B.A., cum laude, in 1986 from the University of Mississippi.

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