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A. Stephen McDaniel

Partner

P 901-537-1033 F 901-537-1010


1715 Aaron Brenner Drive
Suite 800
Memphis, TN 38120

 

Stephen McDaniel is a member of the Firm's Trust, Estates & Personal Planning Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate, charitable and business continuation planning, and probate and trust administration. He has also been certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission as a Rule 31 Listed Mediator in the field of General Civil Mediation

A. Stephen  McDaniel

Location


1715 Aaron Brenner Drive
Suite 800
Memphis, TN 38120

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American College of Trust and Estate Council Fellow
  • Memphis Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, Past President
  • University of Memphis Adjunct Professor for the Cecil Humphreys School of Law - teaching Estate Planning, Estate & Gift Taxation, Insurance Law
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
  • Vice President, and former President, Estate Law Specialist Board, the ABA approved organization that manages the certification of attorneys as estate planning specialists

Honors

 Best Lawyers Generic Honors Logo2014 Lawyer of the Year 2013 Martindale AV logoSuper Lawyers 2013 Logo

  • Named in the Top 100 Estate Planning Attorneys by Worth Magazine
  • Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Litigation - Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates 2007-2014
  • Best Lawyers® Memphis
    • 2014 Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Highest Professional Rating by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named one of the Top 150 Attorneys in the State of Tennessee by Business Tennessee Magazine
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers in the field of Estate Planning & Probate (2006-2013)
  • Memphis and Shelby County Bar Foundation Fellow

Professional Experience

  • Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service

Education

  • 1973 - J.D., University of Memphis
  • 1968 - B.BA, University of Memphis
  • Certified Estate Planning Specialist
  • Accredited Estate Planner
  • Estate Planning Law Specialist
  • Rule 31 Listed Mediator in the field of General Civil Mediation, as certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission

Speaking Engagements

  • Memphis Financial Planning Association, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oklahoma City Oklahoma Estate Planning Council
  • UBS Estate Planning Conference, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Martin County Florida Estate Planning Council Annual Tax Conference
  • Southern Trust School, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama
  • American Society of Farm Managers and Appraisers, Tunica, Mississippi
  • First Tennessee Bank Living Trust Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jackson Mississippi Estate Planning Council
  • Memphis Estate Planning Council
  • Regions Bank Asset Protection Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Roanoke Virginia Estate Planning Council
  • Montgomery Alabama Estate Planning Council
  • St. Louis Missouri Estate Planning Council
  • Northwest Arkansas Estate Planning Council
  • Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Council
  • First Tennessee Bank Tax Conference for CPAs, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Denver Estate Planning Council
  • Tennessee Society of CPAs - Memphis Chapter
  • National Advisors Trust Company Annual Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • Mercer County New Jersey Estate Planning Council
  • Financial Planning Association of the Mid-South, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Spokane Washington Estate Planning Council
  • Southern Trust School - University of South Alabama
  • Orange County California Estate Planning Council
  • Nashville Estate Planning Council, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Oxford, Mississippi
  • Land of the Sky Estate Planning Council, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Tulsa Estate Planning Board, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Southern Trust School, University of South Alabama
  • Mississippi Bar Association Annual Meeting, Destin, Florida
  • Jackson Mississippi Estate Planning Council
  • Hawaii Tax Institute - 46th Annual Meeting, Chaminade University
  • Federal Tax Clinic - 63rd Annual Meeting, University of Alabama
  • United Way Charitable Planned Giving Workshop, Jackson, Tennessee
  • South Dakota Estate Planning Council, Sioux City, South Dakota

Publications

  • A Grandparent's Guide to Gifted Children, 2004

Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Missouri

Civic Involvement

  • Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
  • Memphis and Shelby County Bar Foundation Fellow
  • University of Memphis Foundation Counsel
  • Frequent speaker to civic charitable and community groups throughout the Mid-South

Interests

  • Scuba Instructor
  • Photography
  • University of Memphis Sports

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American College of Trust and Estate Council Fellow
  • Memphis Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, Past President
  • University of Memphis Adjunct Professor for the Cecil Humphreys School of Law - teaching Estate Planning, Estate & Gift Taxation, Insurance Law
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
  • Vice President, and former President, Estate Law Specialist Board, the ABA approved organization that manages the certification of attorneys as estate planning specialists

Honors

 Best Lawyers Generic Honors Logo2014 Lawyer of the Year 2013 Martindale AV logoSuper Lawyers 2013 Logo

  • Named in the Top 100 Estate Planning Attorneys by Worth Magazine
  • Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Litigation - Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates 2007-2014
  • Best Lawyers® Memphis
    • 2014 Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Highest Professional Rating by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named one of the Top 150 Attorneys in the State of Tennessee by Business Tennessee Magazine
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers in the field of Estate Planning & Probate (2006-2013)
  • Memphis and Shelby County Bar Foundation Fellow

Professional Experience

  • Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service

Education

  • 1973 - J.D., University of Memphis
  • 1968 - B.BA, University of Memphis
  • Certified Estate Planning Specialist
  • Accredited Estate Planner
  • Estate Planning Law Specialist
  • Rule 31 Listed Mediator in the field of General Civil Mediation, as certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission

Speaking Engagements

  • Memphis Financial Planning Association, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oklahoma City Oklahoma Estate Planning Council
  • UBS Estate Planning Conference, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Martin County Florida Estate Planning Council Annual Tax Conference
  • Southern Trust School, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama
  • American Society of Farm Managers and Appraisers, Tunica, Mississippi
  • First Tennessee Bank Living Trust Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jackson Mississippi Estate Planning Council
  • Memphis Estate Planning Council
  • Regions Bank Asset Protection Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Roanoke Virginia Estate Planning Council
  • Montgomery Alabama Estate Planning Council
  • St. Louis Missouri Estate Planning Council
  • Northwest Arkansas Estate Planning Council
  • Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Council
  • First Tennessee Bank Tax Conference for CPAs, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Denver Estate Planning Council
  • Tennessee Society of CPAs - Memphis Chapter
  • National Advisors Trust Company Annual Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • Mercer County New Jersey Estate Planning Council
  • Financial Planning Association of the Mid-South, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Spokane Washington Estate Planning Council
  • Southern Trust School - University of South Alabama
  • Orange County California Estate Planning Council
  • Nashville Estate Planning Council, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Oxford, Mississippi
  • Land of the Sky Estate Planning Council, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Tulsa Estate Planning Board, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Southern Trust School, University of South Alabama
  • Mississippi Bar Association Annual Meeting, Destin, Florida
  • Jackson Mississippi Estate Planning Council
  • Hawaii Tax Institute - 46th Annual Meeting, Chaminade University
  • Federal Tax Clinic - 63rd Annual Meeting, University of Alabama
  • United Way Charitable Planned Giving Workshop, Jackson, Tennessee
  • South Dakota Estate Planning Council, Sioux City, South Dakota

Publications

  • A Grandparent's Guide to Gifted Children, 2004

Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Missouri

Civic Involvement

  • Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
  • Memphis and Shelby County Bar Foundation Fellow
  • University of Memphis Foundation Counsel
  • Frequent speaker to civic charitable and community groups throughout the Mid-South

Interests

  • Scuba Instructor
  • Photography
  • University of Memphis Sports
A. Stephen  McDaniel