Miles Mason, Sr.

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Germantown, TN

Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC
 | 6800 Poplar Avenue, Suite 208
Germantown, TN 38138
Phone: 901-683-1850
Fax: 901-683-1963
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Miles Mason Sr. is a divorce lawyer and the founder of the Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC.  He is known as an engaging and nationally recognized speaker and published author on divorce trial practice, forensic accounting, and business valuation. With an Avvo “Superb” rating (10/10), his practice extends to Germantown, Collierville, Bartlett, Eads, Shelby County, Fayette County, Tipton County, and all of the West Tennessee area.

    A prolific writer, Mr. Mason has authored four books on divorce including his most recognized work, The Forensic Accounting Deskbook,2nd Edition published by the American Bar Association Family Law Section.  The Forensic Accounting Deskbook explains complex financial issues in divorce and the best ways of working with a forensic accountant in order to discover hidden assets and income.  In 1996, Mr. Mason created MemphisDivorce.com with its Tennessee Family Law Blog. It has since become Tennessee's most comprehensive online free research tool for both lawyers and the general public.  In addition, Mr. Mason has authored four family law related articles which have been featured as cover stories for the Tennessee Bar Journal in addition to four more.

    Mr. Mason handles all matters of family law, including divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, property division, and grandparent rights. As a CPA, he has unique insight into the financial matters that are involved in divorce and support cases. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the Tennessee Society of CPAs; and the family law sections of the Memphis, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations. Previously, he served on the Tennessee Bar Journal’s Editorial Board and as the Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section.

    Inside Memphis Business magazine named Mr. Mason as “Family Law Power Player,” and the Memphis Bar Foundation honored him as a fellow.  Mr. Mason has also received a “AV Preeminent®” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In 2018, 2019, and 2020 Mr. Mason served as one of five judges for the Memphis Business Journal's Best of the Bar Awards.  His commitment to the community is shown by his service on the boards of directors for organizations such as the Marguerite Piazza St. Jude Gala and the National Conference for Community and Justice. He has also served as President of the Christian Brothers High School Alumni Association. Inducted into the CBHS Fall of Fame, Mr. Mason believes in the Lasallian mission.

    Licensed to practice in Tennessee, Mr. Mason first earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Alabama before earning a Juris Doctor from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

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    About Miles Mason, Sr.

    Admitted: 1994, Tennessee

    Professional Webpage: http://memphisdivorce.com/about-us/meet-the-team/miles-mason...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Honored as a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation., Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation, Memphis Bar Association
    • AV Preeminent® is the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating designation.  This is given only to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers., “AV Preeminent®” Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
    • 2018, 2019, and 2020., Judge, Best of the Bar Awards, Memphis Business Journal, 2018
    • Listed as a “Family Law Power Player” by Inside Memphis Business magazine, Family Law "Power Player", Inside Memphis Business magazine, 2016
    • Inducted into the CBHS Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame Inductee, Christian Brothers High School, 2016
    • Recipient, Cecil C. Humphreys Fellowship; Member, Law Review, Humphreys Fellow & Law Review, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis State University, 1993
    • Instructor of Exceptional Distinction Award, NACVA, 2009

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Tennessee Bar Journal, Editorial Board, 2003-06
    • Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section, Chair, 2002-03
    • American Bar Association Family Law Section, Member, 1994 - current, 1994
    • American Bar Association Family Law Section, Liaison to AIPCA, 2007-2015.
    • American Bar Association Family Law Section, Co-Chair, 2007 Fall Conference Host Committee, Memphis, Tennessee
    • American Bar Association Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2008-09
    • American Bar Association Family Law Section, Trial Advocacy Institute, Faculty Expert Witness, 2008
    • Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section, Member, 1994
    • Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section, Vice-chair, 2001-02
    • Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section, Executive Council Western Section Representative, 2003 – 07
    • Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section, Family Law Section Code Commission serves as liaison to the Tennessee Legislature regarding additions and amendments to Tennessee family law, Member, 2002–06
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Forensic and Valuation Services Section, Member, 1995 - current, 1995
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Forensic and Valuation Services, National Forensic Accounting Conference Planning Committee; Speaker
    • Memphis Bar Association Family Law Section, Member, 1994
    • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) Business Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services, Member
    • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), Annual Conference Planning Committee, 2009-11
    • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), Annual Consultants Conference, Matrimonial Track Co-chair, 2010-11
    • Supreme Court of Tennessee
    • U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
    • Court Appointed Special Master, Circuit Court, Thirtieth Judicial District, Memphis, Tenn
    • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Memphis & Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency, Board, 2017 – current: Mayor Jim Strickland appointee
    • Christian Brothers High School Alumni Association, President, 2007-08
    • Christian Brothers High School Alumni Association, Board of Directors, Member, 2003 – 2017
    • National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), Board of Directors, Co-Chair
    • National Conference for Community and Justice, Regional Board of Directors, 1996-2005
    • Marguerite Piazza St. Jude Gala, Board Committee, 2003-06
    • Blue Streak Scholarship Fund, Inc., Officer, Board of Directors, 2004-2006
    • St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Guild
    • Op-Act, Inc., Board of Directors and Vice President, United Way agency providing special day-care needs for at-risk school-age children in north Memphis area, 1994-97
    • Partners Program, Memphis Bar Association Family Law Section, Taught classes at local high schools about marriage and family law, 1996-97, 2002
    • Alabama Alumni Association, Memphis Chapter, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    •  (Feb. 18, 2020, Memphis, Tennessee)., Interviewee, Tennessee Safe At Home Address Confidentiality Program, WREG Live at 9, Marybeth Conley and Alex Coleman, 2020
    • Author, “Social Security Benefits: Strategies for Divorcing Spouses” XX SC Lawyer, 44 (Mar. 2020) (reprinted in the magazine of the South Carolina Bar by permission of the Tennessee Bar Journal)., Author, “Social Security Benefits: Strategies for Divorcing Spouses”, South Carolina Lawyer, 2020
    • Author, “Dual Roles in Custody Litigation: Ethical Conflicts with Therapeutic and Forensic Roles” 56 Tennessee Bar Journal, 3 (March 2020)., Author, “Dual Roles in Custody Litigation: Ethical Conflicts with Therapeutic and Forensic Roles”, Tennessee Bar Journal, 2020
    • Contributing author, “Measuring Client Satisfaction,” 101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer: Sensible Answers to Common Problems, Fourth Edition, Edited by Gregg Herman, American Bar Association Family Law Section (2019)., Contributing Author, “Measuring Client Satisfaction,” 101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer: Sensible Answers to Common Problems, Fourth Edition, ABA Family Law Section, 2019
    • Author, 55 Tennessee Bar Journal, 6 (June 2019)., Author, “Social Security Benefits: Strategies for Divorcing Spouses”, Tennessee Bar Journal, 2019
    • Co-presenter, with Anne Hamer, Esq. (Mar. 19, 2019, Memphis, Tenn.)., Presenter, “Tennessee Family Law: What’s New? What’s Next”, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Memphis Chapter, 2019
    • Author, The Forensic Accounting Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Financial Investigation and Analysis for Family Lawyers, Second Edition, published by the American Bar Association Family Law Section (2019). Originally published 2011. The relationship between the family lawyer and the forensic accountant can be an effective weapon in the advocacy arsenal. Forensic accounting can help family lawyers win cases while at the same time their clients are able to keep money which might otherwise be taken from them by the difficult and confusing divorce process. This updated edition of one the ABA's most popular resources explains the practice of forensic accounting and business valuation and how to apply it in family law cases. It provides a practice-focused introduction to the core financial concepts in divorce, such as asset identification, classification, and valuation, income determination, expenses, and more., Author, The Forensic Accounting Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Financial Investigation and Analysis for Family Lawyers, Second Edition, ABA Family Law Section, 2019
    • Co-presenter with Cindy J. MacAulay, CPA/CFF, CVA, CDFA, Presenter, “Get Credit Where Credit is Due: Transfer of Child Tax Credits Between Parents”, American Bar Association Family Law Section, national webinar, 2019
    • Author, The Tennessee Divorce Client’s Handbook: What Every Divorcing Spouse Needs to Know, Second Edition, Word Association (2019)., Author, The Tennessee Divorce Client's Handbook: What Every Divorcing Spouse Needs to Know, 2nd Edition, Amazon + Word Association, 2019
    • Author, Tennessee Parenting Plans and Child Support Worksheets: Building a Constructive Future for Your Family, Word Association, 2014, available on Amazon. Attorney Miles Mason has written a book that’s a must-read for Tennessee parents contemplating or in the middle of divorce. It features actual examples of Parenting Plans and Child Support Worksheets from real cases. The author explains not only Tennessee’s Parenting Plan Law but also shows how it’s applied to situations divorcing parents will face., Author, Tennessee Parenting Plans and Child Support Worksheets: Building a Constructive Future for Your Family, Amazon + Word Association, 2014
    • Author, Tennessee Parent Relocation Law, 2013. Out of Print., Author, Tennessee Parent Relocation Law, Amazon + Word Association, 2013
    • Co-author with Cindy J. MacAulay, CPA/CFF, CVA, CDFA, “Who Gets the Credit? Calculating the New Child Tax Credits in Your Parenting Plan” 55 Tennessee Bar Journal, 3 (Cover story, Mar. 2019), Co-author, “Who Gets the Credit? Calculating the New Child Tax Credits in Your Parenting Plan”, Tennessee Bar Journal, 2019
    • Author, “Don’t Make Her Choose: Why Parents Should Never Ask Children What Visitation They Want” 54 Tennessee Bar Journal, 9 (Cover story, Sep. 2018), Author, “Don’t Make Her Choose: Why Parents Should Never Ask Children What Visitation They Want”, Tennessee Bar Journal, 2018
    • Author, “Retirement May Have to Wait” 52 Tennessee Bar Journal, 10 (Cover story, Oct. 2016), Author, “Retirement May Have to Wait”, Tennessee Bar Journal, 2016
    • Presenter with Karolina Calhoun, CPA/ABV/CFF, “Getting Command of the Numbers in a Business Valuation” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Southeastern Forensic and Valuations Services Conference (Oct. 23, 2018, Brentwood, Tenn.).
    • Author, “2018 TN Legislative Update: Child Marriage, Grandparent Visitation, Orders of Protection, Plus More,” Tennessee Attorneys Memo, Vol. 43, No. 36, p. 3-6 (Sept. 3, 2018)
    • Author, “A Guide to the Independent Child Custody Evaluation” 51 Tennessee Bar Journal, 11 (Cover story, Nov. 2015), Author, “A Guide to the Independent Child Custody Evaluation”, Tennessee Bar Journal, 2015
    • Presenter with Shannon P. Pratt and Z. Christopher Mercer, “Business Valuation Seminar” Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section (Sept. 27, 2001, Nashville, Tenn.; Sept. 28, 2001, Memphis, Tenn.; Oct. 4. 2001, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Oct. 5, 2001, Knoxville, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Mediation Preparation in Divorce” Family Law Conference for Tennessee Attorneys, M. Lee Smith Publishers (Oct. 12, 2018, Nashville, Tenn.)
    • Co-presenter plenary session, “Hot Tips for Clients,” American Bar Association Family Law Section Spring Conference (May 11, 2018, Nashville, Tenn.).
    • Author, “Qualified and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation and Divorce,” Tennessee Attorneys Memo, Vol. 43, No. 19, p. 2-4 (May 7, 2018).
    • Co-presenter with Thomas Burrage, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, Albuquerque, NM “Family Law Workshop” AICPA National Forensic Accounting Conference (Orlando, FL, Sept. 23, 2009), Co-presenter, “Family Law Workshop”, AICPA National Forensic Accounting Conference, 2009
    • Presenter, “Find the Money: Understanding Business Tax Returns,” American Bar Association Family Law Section Fall Conference (Oct. 18, 2014, Stowe, Vermont)
    • Co-presenter with Chief Justice Linda Thomas, Supreme Court of Texas, Retired, Dallas, Texas and Mario Ventrelli of Shiller, DuCanto, and Fleck, Chicago, Illinois.”Ex, Lies and Videotape: Defeating Machiavellian Tactics and Lies in Negotiation” American Bar Association Family Law Section Fall Conference (October 22, 2010, Ft. Worth, Texas)
    • Instructor, Forensic Accounting Academy, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) Consultants’ Training Institute (Las Vegas, NV, Dec. 10, 2010; Wash. DC, Oct. 29, 2010; Dallas, TX, Sept. 24, 2010; Newport Beach, CA, Aug. 13, 2010; Orlando, FL, July 30, 2010; New York City, NY, May 21, 2010; Chicago, IL, Mar. 19, 2010)
    • Instructor, Forensic Accounting Academy, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) Consultants’ Training Institute (Atlanta, GA, Dec. 11, 2009; Jersey City, NJ, Nov. 13, 2009; Columbus, OH, Oct. 16, 2009; Milwaukee, WI, Aug. 21, 2009; Denver, CO, July 31, 2009; Chicago, IL, June 12, 2009)
    • Presenter with Brent McDade, CBA, BVAL and W. Robert Vance, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFP, CFF, “Mock Deposition for a Business Valuation Engagement” NACVA and the IBA’s 2009 Annual Consultants’ Conference (May 29, 2009, Boston, Mass.)
    • Co-presenter with Joan Crain, Jeffrey W. Brend, and James M. Godbout, “The Cash Business in Divorce: What Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know,”  American Bar Association Family Law Section Spring Conference (May 13, 2016, Atlantis, Bahamas)
    • Author, “Grab the Documents” 35 Family Advocate, 1 (Summer 2012) American Bar Association Family Law Section
    • Author, Hot Tips, “The Search for Hidden Income” Family Advocate (Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2003) American Bar Association Family Law Section
    • Co-presenter with Mario Ventrelli, Chicago, IL, Melissa Avery, Indianapolis, IN, and Walter Pagano, NY, NY “Machiavellian Negotiation and Mediation Tactics” AICPA National Forensic Accounting Conference (Orlando, FL, Sept. 25, 2009)
    • Presenter, “Divorce Failures – Missed Opportunities and Dark Corners” American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants Fall Meeting and Education Conference (Nov. 9, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana)
    • Presenter with Christine Baker, CPA/ABV, Rehmann Consulting, Grand Rapids, Michigan, “Managing Business Valuation Engagements” American Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Convention (Aug. 11, 2007, San Francisco, Cal.)
    • Co-author with Sandy Klevan, CPA/ABV, “Follow the Money: The Lifestyle Analysis” 31 Family Advocate, 4 (Spring 2009) American Bar Association Family Law Section
    • Presenter with W. Robert Vance , CPA, CVA, CFP, “Tennessee Business Valuation Law” Tennessee Bar Association On-line Continuing Legal Education (January 2005, Nashville, Tenn.)
    • Presenter with W. Robert Vance, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CFP, “Business Valuation: What You Need to Know in Tennessee” Tennessee Bar Association (July 29, 2009, Nashville, TN). 
    • Presenter, “Networking 101: Effective Networking as a Marketing Tool,” American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Forensic & Valuation Services Conference (Nov. 8, 2016, Nashville, Tenn.)
    • Author, “Calculation of Child Support for Self-employed Obligors” Family Practice, TBA Family Law Section (Dec. 2001)
    • Presenter with W. Robert Vance, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, CFP, “Seven Deadly Sins: How Divorces End Up One-Sided,” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Memphis Chapter (Sept. 10, 2013, Memphis, Tennessee)
    • Presenter with W. Robert Vance , CPA, CVA, CFP, “Utilizing a Forensic Accountant in a Divorce” Tennessee Bar Association On-line Continuing Legal Education (January 2005, Nashville, Tenn.)
    • Moderator, panel discussion including Judge Karen R. Williams and Laura Morgan, Esq., Virginia “Child Support Guidelines” Tennessee Bar Association Juvenile & Children’s Law Section and Young Lawyers Division (Dec. 2004, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter with W. Robert Vance, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CFP, “Business Valuation: Who to Hire, How to Get Started” Tennessee Bar Association WebCast (July 29, 2009, Nashville, TN)
    • Author, “New Laws: Automatic Injunctions & Marital Property Definitions” Family Practice, TBA Family Law Section (June 2001)
    • Presenter with W. Robert Vance, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, CFP, “Fraud Investigation: Financial Statements and Love Gone Wrong,” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Memphis Chapter (Sept. 10, 2013, Memphis, Tennessee)
    • Author, “Client’s Introduction to Tennessee’s New Parenting Plan Law” Family Practice, TBA Family Law Section (Apr. 2001)
    • Presenter, “Prenuptial Agreements” Tennessee Attorneys Memo Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners (Sep. 28, 2007, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter with W. Robert Vance, CPA, CVA, CFP, “Financial Aspects of Divorce” Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section (Nov. 8, 2004, Knoxville, Tenn.; Nov. 9, 2004, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Nov. 10, 2004, Nashville, Tenn.; Nov. 11, 2004, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter with Patrick Mason, Esq., “Prenuptial Agreements” Memphis Tax Watch (May 6, 2009, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • State Reporter for Tennessee, American Bar Association Family Law Section, Family Law Quarterly, “Family Law in the Fifty States” (1998-99)
    • Panelist, “Technology Hot Tips,” and “Managing Your Office,” American Bar Association Family Law Section Spring Conference (May 11, 2016, Atlantis, Bahamas)
    • Presenter with Gary Shockley, Esq., Nashville, Tenn.; Jim Vines, Nashville, Tenn.; Barbara Holmes, Nashville, Tenn. “Conducting Effective Meetings” Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Conference (Jan. 17, 2004, Nashville, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Advanced Accounting for Lawyers” Tennessee Bar Association WebCast (March 25, 2009, Nashville, TN). Available as Online Video at www.TnBarU.com for one year following original broadcast
    • Author, “Basic Tax Issues a Family Law Attorney Should Consider When Drafting a Marital Dissolution Agreement” 34 Tennessee Bar Journal, 6 (Nov./Dec. 1998)
    • Presenter, “Seven Deadly Sins of Divorce: How Divorces End Up One-Sided,” Institute of Management Accountants Mid-South Chapter (Memphis, Tenn. Dec. 10, 2015)
    • Presenter with Randall Kessler, Esq., Atlanta, Ga.; Barry Gold, Esq., Chattanooga, Tenn.; W. Robert Vance, CPA, CVA, CFP, Memphis, Tenn.; Rebecca Caperton, Ph.D., Memphis, Tenn. “Family Law Practice Management + Preparing Your Forensic Psychologist and Accountant Experts” Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section (Dec. 17, 2002, Knoxville, Tenn.; Dec. 18, 2002, Nashville, Tenn.; Dec. 19, 2002, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Intermediate Accounting for Lawyers” Tennessee Bar Association WebCast (January 21, 2009, Nashville, TN). Available as Online Video at www.TnBarU.com for one year following original broadcast
    • Co-author with James J. Webb, Jr., “Y2K Promises Network of Legal Snares” Memphis Business Journal (Sept. 3, 1998)
    • Acknowledged in New Families, New Finances by Emily W. Card and Christie Watts Kelly, published nationally by John Wiley & Sons (1998)
    • Presenter with Christopher M. Lovin, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE and Z. Christopher Mercer, ASA, CFA, ABAR, “Direct Examination Strategies: Defusing Troubling Cross­-Examination Topics,” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Southeastern Forensic & Valuation Services Conference (Oct. 27, 2015, Brentwood, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Seeking Modification of Alimony Due to Retirement” Memphis Bar Association (Aug. 20, 2002 , Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Defeating the Nefarious Business Owner Spouse” and “High Conflict Depositions” Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference (Nov. 11, 2008, Jackson, Miss.)
    • Acknowledged and quoted in The Single Parents Money Guide by Emily Card and Christie Watts Kelly, published nationally by Macmillan (1996)
    • Presenter, “Challenging Opposing Forensic Accountants,” Memphis Bar Association 2013 Bench Bar & Boardroom Conference (May 9, 2013, Destin, Florida)
    • Presenter, “Evidence & Discovery for Calculation of Child Support for Self-Employed Obligors” Memphis Bar Association (Sept. 2000, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Co-presenter with Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF, “CPA Services in Divorce and Family Law,” Bisk Education (Aug. 20, 2012, Tampa, FL)
    • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tenn., 1998-99
    • Presenter, “Marketing to Divorce Lawyers – The Inside Scoop,” Association of Divorce Financial Planners Catalyst Conference (Oct. 28, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada)
    • Presenter, “Estate Planning and Divorce” Memphis Bar Association Estate Planning Series (Oct. 1999, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Co-presenter, “Forensic Accounting 101 for Lawyers,” National Business Institute (July 21, 2014, Memphis, Tennessee)
    • Guest Lecturer, Mediation strategy and Tennessee property division law, Jean Munroe Mediation Training, (Apr. 8, 2006, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Co-presenter, “How to Prepare a Marital Balance Sheet for an Attorney,” Association of Divorce Financial Planners Catalyst Conference (Oct. 28, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada)
    • Presenter, “Tax and Estate Planning in Divorce” Memphis Tax Watch (Mar. 1999, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Family Law Case Update,” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Southeastern Forensic & Valuation Services Conference (Oct. 28, 2013, Brentwood, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Tennessee Divorce Law: What CPAs Need to Know,” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Memphis Chapter (Mar. 12, 2013, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Guest Lecturer, Corporate and White Collar Crime, Forensic accounting and jurisdiction, University of Memphis, (Mar. 27, 2006, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Co-presenter with W. Robert Vance, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFP, CFF and Brent McDade, CBA, BVAL, “Mock Deposition for a Business Valuation Engagement” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Conference on Business Valuation, Forensic Investigation & Litigation Services (Oct. 20, 2008, Franklin, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Procedural Basics of a Simple Divorce” Memphis Bar Association (Feb. 1999, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “The Evolution of Alimony: Where Are We Now,” Financial Planning Association of Greater Memphis (Mar. 6, 2013, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Panelist, with James Strickland, Discussing Catholic Church and priest controversy, Impact, ABC-24 and UPN 30, television news program, Mike Fleming, (Apr. 27, 2002, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, Trial Advocacy Course, “Cross Examination” University of Memphis School of Law (Oct. 1998, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “The Seven Deadly Sins of Divorce,” MLSA-Legal Professionals of Memphis (Jan. 2013, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Panelist, with Judge Karen R. Williams, Discussing new parenting plan law, Impact ABC-24 and UPN 30, television news program, Mike Fleming (Dec. 15, 2001, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Destroying Opposing Business Valuation Reports,” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Southeastern Forensic & Valuation Services Conference (Oct. 29, 2014, Brentwood, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Evidence and Calculation of Child Support for Self-Employed Obligors” Memphis Bar Association (Apr. 1998, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Ethical Engagement Agreements & Billing,” Memphis Bar Association (Dec. 28, 2012, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Regular Guest and Commentator, Answering legal questions from the listening audience and various legal and political commentaries “Ask the Lawyers” WREC-600, Mike Fleming Radio Show (1996-2003, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Co-presenter with Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF, “Introduction to Litigation Services,” Bisk Education (Aug. 20, 2012, Tampa, FL)
    • Presenter, Trial Advocacy Course, “Closing Statements” University of Memphis School of Law (Nov. 1997, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “How Divorces End Up One-sided” American Society of Women Accountants Music City Chapter (May 16, 2008, Nashville, TN)
    • Presenter, “Forensic Accounting 101,” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Memphis Chapter (Mar. 13, 2012, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, Pre-trial Practice Course, “Planning for Appeal in Motion Practice” University of Memphis School of Law, (Apr. 1996, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “How Divorces End Up One-sided” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Memphis Chapter (Mar. 11, 2008, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Money Never Sleeps: Analysis Financial Planners Can Provide Clients and Their Divorce Lawyers,” Financial Planning Association of Greater Memphis (Jan. 4, 2012, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Tennessee Divorce Law” Christian Psychological Center (Jan. 10, 2008, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Forensic Accounting in Divorce: What Most Lawyers Don’t Know,” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Forensic and Valuation Services Conference (Oct. 20, 2011, Brentwood, Tenn.)
    • Co-author, with Laura A. Valade, Esq., “5 Things Family Lawyers Should Know About Drug Testing,” 33 Memphis Lawyer, 4 (2016)
    • Presenter, “Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorce” National Business Institute (Dec. 14, 2007, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Seven Deadly Sins of Divorce – How Divorces End-up One Sided,” Financial Planning Association of Greater Memphis (Apr. 6, 2011, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Author, Finding Hidden Income and Secreted Assets in Divorce, Georgia Bar Association Family Law Section newsletter, Summer 2015
    • Co-presenter with W. Robert Vance, CPA, CVA, CFP “Analyzing Financial Discovery in Divorce: The Seven Deadly Sins” Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference (Nov. 27, 2007, Jackson, Miss.)
    • Co-presenter with Kelly A. Nanney, “Family Lawyer’s Ethics in a Digital World: T’was the Night Before a Board Complaint” Tennessee Bar Association WebCast (December 1, 2010, Nashville, TN)
    • Author, Book review: The Family Law Trial Evidence Handbook: Rules and Procedures for Effective Advocacy, First Edition by Steven N. Peskind, Tennessee Bar Journal, Dec. 1, 2013
    • Presenter, “Defeating the Nefarious Business Owner Spouse in Divorce: Understanding Accounting Information Flow, Financial Statements and Forensic Accounting” Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, LLP (Oct, 4, 2007, Chicago, Ill.)
    • Co-presenter with Michael G. Kaplan, CPA, CVA, CFFA “Ten Ways Attorneys Kill Their Own Experts,” NACVA and the IBA’s 2010 Annual Consultants’ Conference (Miami, FL, Jun. 4, 2010)
    • Presenter, “Seven Deadly Sins – How Divorces End Up One-Sided,” Sovereign Wealth Management, Inc. (Memphis, Tenn., Mar. 30, 2010)
    • Presenter with W. Robert Vance , CPA, CVA, CFP, “Tennessee Business Valuation Law – Part 2” Tennessee Bar Association On-line Continuing Legal Education (January 2007, Nashville, Tenn.)
    • Presenter with Brent McDade, CBA, BVAL and W. Robert Vance, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CFP, “Mock Deposition for a Business Valuation Engagement” AICPA National Business Valuation Conference (Nov. 15, 2009, San Francisco, CA)
    • Presenter with W. Robert Vance , CPA, CVA, CFP, “Associate & Paralegal Training: Analyzing Financial Discovery in Divorce – Parts 1 and 2” Tennessee Bar Association On-line Continuing Legal Education available at www.TBA.org and TennBarU (January 2007, Nashville, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Business Skills for Attorneys: Managing People Successfully” National Business Institute (NBI) Electronic Seminar (National teleconference, Nov. 10, 2009)
    • Author, “Daubert Challenges Increase When Forensics Enter the Valuation Process” Business Valuation Update, Business Valuation Resources, LLC (Vol. 16, No. 8, August 2010)
    • Presenter, “Deposition and Trial Testimony Tips, Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting Case Law Update, and Trends in Forensic Accounting” Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Business Valuation and Litigation Support Conference (Nov. 16, 2006, Jackson, Miss.)
    • Co-presenter with W. Robert Vance, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFP, CFF and Brent McDade, CBA, BVAL, “Mock Deposition for a Business Valuation Engagement” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Southeastern Forensic and Valuations Services Conference (Oct. 25, 2016, Brentwood, Tenn.)
    • Presenter with W. Robert Vance, CPA, CVA, CFP, “Analyzing Financial Discovery in Divorce” Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section (Nov. 14, 2006, Knoxville, Tenn.; Nov. 15, 2006, Nashville, Tenn.)
    • Co-presenter with Patrick Mason, Esq., “Prenuptial Agreements” Financial Planning Association of Greater Memphis (Nov. 4, 2009, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Author, “Engaging a Business Valuation Expert” The Family Law Review, published by the Georgia Bar Association Family Law Section (May 2006)
    • Editor, Family Practice quarterly newsletter, Tennessee Bar Association Family Law Section, 2000-02
    • Luncheon Speaker and Panelist, “Developing and Managing a Successful Valuation/Litigation Consulting Practice” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Conference on Business Valuation, Forensic Investigation & Litigation Services (Nov. 3, 2006, Franklin, Tenn.)
    • Co-presenter with W. Robert Vance, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFP, CFF “Must Know Cases for the Expert Witness” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Conference on Business Valuation, Forensic Investigation & Litigation Services (Oct. 18, 2009, Brentwood, Tenn.)
    • Author, “Equally Shared Parenting Bill Withdrawn” Family Practice, TBA Family Law Section (May 2006)
    • Presenter, “Machiavellian Divorce Negotiating Techniques” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Memphis Chapter (Oct. 10, 2006, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Divorce Coaching – Attorneys and Psychologists Working Together” Memphis Area Psychological Association (June 27, 2006 , Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Presenter, “Forensic Accounting in Divorce Litigation” Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, Memphis Chapter (Feb. 8, 2005 , Memphis, Tenn.)
    • Author, “Proposed Life Insurance Provision for Permanent Parenting Plans” Family Practice, TBA Family Law Section (May 2003)

    Videos:

    • Miles Mason, Sr. interviewed on WMC-TV Action News 5 by Kendall Kirkham. Aired Feb. 11, 2016 as part of a two part series. Miles Mason, Sr. is a Memphis divorce attorney who finds and uses evidence posted by opposing parties on Facebook and other social media. The first part of the story and text quotes Miles Mason at "Facebook Infidelity: How social media is changing divorce.", Tracking Digital Clues in Divorce, 2016
    • Address confidentiality programs, or ACPs, protect against repeated victimization by concealing where victims reside. A new Tennessee law created the Safe At Home Program which is now up and running. The Tennessee Public Records Act allows public inspection and copying of government records along with identifying information. Full names, legal addresses, and phone numbers are readily available through simple public records searches. Because these records are accessible to all, government information sources, such as public schools, can be used by perpetrators to locate their victims and continue abusing and intimidating them. This is the harsh reality the Safe At Home Address Confidentiality Program protects against. The program serves as an information barrier to help victims leave the cycle of violence behind., Tennessee's New Safe At Home Address Confidentiality Program, 2020
    • How young is too young to be left home alone? Miles Mason, Sr. interviewed on WREG News Channel 3 by Mike Surani and April Thompson. Aired Dec. 28, 2016., How young is too young to be left home alone?, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Matrimonial Litigation Support Workshop, Consultants’ Training Institute, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), San Antonio, Texas, 2008
    • Forensic Accounting Academy, Consultants’ Training Institute, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), San Diego, Cal., 2008
    • A.B.A. Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Houston, Texas, 1995
    • University of Memphis School of Law, 1994
    • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (B.S., Accounting). Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Honorary, 1987
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    6800 Poplar Avenue
    Suite 208
    Germantown, TN 38138

    Phone: 901-683-1850

    Fax: 901-683-1963

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