Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named George Nassar, Jr. as the “Memphis Best Lawyers Tax Lawyer of the Year” for 2011.
After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”
Mr. Nassar has over 20 years of legal experience in the areas of estate planning, probate, tax planning and business transactions. His area of expertise includes estate planning for individuals with international holdings, and formulating sophisticated tax planning and wealth transfer techniques for clients with significant assets. He counsels clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions and regularly structures and negotiates complex business transactions. In addition, Mr. Nassar represents business clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and various state revenue agencies.
Mr. Nassar frequently lectures on tax, business and estate planning topics for local and national organizations, such as the National Business Institute and various bar associations. He also serves as a Special Judge in the Probate Court of Shelby County, Tennessee. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is a member of the Memphis Estate Planning Council.
He has served on the Board of Directors of several charitable, educational and other non-profit organizations, including service as Chairman of the Finance Committee at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, as well as President of the University Club and a member of its Board of Directors. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee at Glankler Brown.
Mr. Nassar received his B.B.A. degree in accounting in 1977 and his J.D. degree in 1980 from the University of Mississippi. He received his LL.M. in taxation, with honors, from Washington University in 1981.
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate George J. Nassar, Jr. on being selected as the ‘Memphis Best Lawyers Tax Lawyer of the Year’ for 2011.”
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