Alan L. Cates: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Alan L. Cates

Partner
Chattanooga,  TN  U.S.A.
Phone423.757.5937

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Closely Held Business
  • Tax
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Private Wealth
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 423.757.5937
Fax: 423.266.5499
http://www.huschblackwell.com/alan-cates/
 
University University of Tennessee - Knoxville, B.S., 1967
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1972
 
Admitted1972, Tennessee; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Tax Court
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships

Chattanooga Bar Association, Fellow; President

•Chattanooga Estate Planning Council

•Chattanooga Planned Giving Council

•Chattanooga Tax Practitioners

•Tennessee Bar Association, Fellow

•Tennessee Probate Study Committee Fellow:

The Best Lawyers In America, Litigation-Trusts and Estates, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates, 2003-2013

The Best Lawyers In America, Chattanooga Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year, 2010

• Chattanooga Bar Association, Harry Weill Zealous Practice of Law Award, 2010

Mid-South Super Lawyers, Estate Planning & Probate, 2006-2012

Professional Associations & Memberships

• Chattanooga Bar Association, Fellow; President

• Chattanooga Estate Planning Council

• Chattanooga Planned Giving Council

• Chattanooga Tax Practitioners

• Tennessee Bar Association,

 
Biography

Alan is a member of the Financial Services industry team, focusing his practice on investment management and private wealth matters. With decades of comprehensive legal experience, he has guided individuals in estate planning and defended them in unexpected litigation. He has represented taxpayers in administrative proceeding and in courtrooms and provided critical services to tax-exempt organizations. He also has served as 'general counsel' to families and their businesses.

Alan's industry work includes:

•Assisting one of the largest American banks in the tax-exempt organization portion of a community development project in Chicago involving complex matters.

Advising a Fortune 500 bank holding company regarding trust and estate and litigation matters.

In addition, Alan frequently presents on financial topics such as taxation, estate planning, business succession planning and probate and trust issues across the country. He has spoken before the Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Society of CPAs, estate planning councils, and at estate planning and planned-giving seminars at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University and the University of New Haven.

Alan is a member of the Tennessee Probate Study Committee, which reviews and comments on pending legislation in the areas of trusts, estates and similar issues. Before entering private practice in 1975, Alan served as the planned giving officer for the University of Tennessee. He also served on the faculty of the National Planned Giving Institute at the College of William & Mary for more than 25 years.

Awards and Recognitions

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow

The Best Lawyers In America, Litigation-Trusts and Estates, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates, 2003-2013

The Best Lawyers In America, Chattanooga Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year, 2010

•Chattanooga Bar Association, Harry Weill Zealous Practice of Law Award, 2010

Mid-South Super Lawyers, Estate Planning & Probate, 2006-2012

Civic Involvement

First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, President

•University of Tennessee National Alumni Association, President

Experience

Assisted one of the largest American banks in the tax-exempt organization portion of a community development project in Chicago involving complex matters.

•Advised a Fortune 500 bank holding company regarding trust and estate and litigation matters.

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In The News

8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
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11.09.12 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Names Five Husch Blackwell Partners
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8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
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11.07.11 Four Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named Mid-South Super Lawyers, One Named Rising Star
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release

9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
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1.31.11 Alan Cates Receives the Chattanooga Bar Association's Harry Weill Zealous Practice of Law Award
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11.08.10 Mid-South Super Lawyers 2010 Names Three Husch Blackwell Attorneys
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release

12.08.09 Three Husch Blackwell Sanders Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2010 Lawyers of the Year
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12.08.09 Mid-South Super Lawyers 2009 Names Two Husch Blackwell Sanders Attorneys
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2.06.08 Husch & Eppenberger Attorneys Recognized by Legal Aid of East Tennessee
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Office Information

Alan L. Cates

736 Georgia Avenue, Suite 300
ChattanoogaTN 37402




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