Michael R. Parham

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Memphis, TN

Parham Estate Law
 | 1000 Ridgeway Loop Road, Suite 305
Memphis, TN 38120
Phone: 901-755-0199
Fax: 901-590-1809
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (90%),
  • Nonprofit Organizations (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Parham Estate Law, Michael R. Parham focuses his practice exclusively on estate planning and administration. From the firm's office in Memphis, Tennessee, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice before all Tennessee state courts since 1989, Mr. Parham is also admitted to practice in Mississippi and Arkansas. He has been certified as a specialist in estate planning through the state's Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

    Mr. Parham has extensive experience in preparing and reviewing a variety of estate planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. He tailors each plan in accordance with the client's needs and objectives, often with a view toward minimizing estate tax exposure and avoiding what can sometimes be a lengthy and expensive probate process. Mr. Parham also works with entrepreneurs on their business succession plans in the event of retirement, incapacity or death, and he establishes charitable giving programs for those clients who wish to leave a legacy.

    In his estate administration practice, Mr. Parham works with the decedent's surviving family members and other beneficiaries in order to ensure that the assets governed by the will and/or trusts are distributed in a timely fashion. The high quality of his work in all his endeavors has earned him the recognition of his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. A graduate of Lipscomb University, Mr. Parham holds a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School and an LL.M. in estate planning from the University of Miami School of Law. He is a fellow in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Nonprofit Organizations
    Focus Areas

    Probate & Estate Administration, Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations


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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2013

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    About Michael Parham

    Admitted: 1989, Tennessee

    Professional Webpage: http://www.parhamestatelaw.com/about/team


    • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Estate planning specialist, State of Tennessee

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Mississippi, 1992
    • Memphis Estate Planning Council, Member
    • Tennessee, 1989
    • Arkansas, 2011

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Planned Giving Council for Greater Memphis, Member
    • University of Memphis Rebounders, Board of Directors
    • Germantown Church of Christ, Deacon

    Educational Background:

    • Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee, B.A., Major: American Studies, 1986
    • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, LL.M., Major: Estate Planning, 2000
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    Office Location for Michael R. Parham

    1000 Ridgeway Loop Road
    Suite 305
    Memphis, TN 38120

    Phone: 901-755-0199

    Fax: 901-590-1809

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    Last Updated: 9/25/2019

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