|Contact Info||Telephone: 423.757.5939|
|University ||University of Tennessee - Knoxville, B.S., Finance, with high honors, 1984|
|Law School||University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 1987 American Jurisprudence Award, Business Litigation|
|Admitted||1987, Tennessee; U.S. Tax Court; Georgia|
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association
•Chattanooga Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
•Chattanooga Tax Practitioners
•Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Board of Directors, Pro Bono Project Advisory Board
•National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
•Tennessee Bar Association
A member of Husch Blackwell's Financial Services team, Joe has primarily focused his practice on tax and estate matters for more than 20 years. He provides counsel to clients in the areas of estate and tax planning, probate, trust, tax preparation and representation before the Internal Revenue Service on matters of audits, appeals, and tax court petitions and collections issues. He also advises in the area of elder law.
Joe regularly assists clients in preparing estate planning documents and offers advice on estate planning. He has extensive knowledge of the unique planning requirements of husbands and wives with children from prior marriages. Joe also has expertise in the areas of probate and estate administration and is familiar with the distinctive challenges of settling final affairs.
In the area of taxation, Joe has extensive experience ranging from assisting clients with unfiled income tax returns, to representation relating to outstanding tax liabilities, trust fund recovery penalty assessment, IRS audit appeals and tax court representation.
Joe's work on behalf of industry clients includes:
•Representing a national banking company in a fiduciary tax compliance and advisement engagement.
•Representing national and regional bank trust departments in estate and trust matters.
Adding to his experience, Joe was previously engaged with bank trust departments where he advised on issues unique to this area of taxation.
Awards and Recognitions
•Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2011
•Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Pro Bono Attorneys Hall of Fame, 2012
•Volunteer Guardian Program
•Represented a national banking company in a fiduciary tax compliance and advisement engagement.
•Counseled national and regional bank trust departments in estate and trust matters.
In The News
10.12.12 Legal Aid of Eastern Tennessee Names Joe Simpson to Pro Bono Attorneys Hall of Fame
5.31.11 Joe Simpson Receives Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award
4.29.10 Husch Blackwell Sanders Receives Eastern Tennessee Pro Bono Firm of the Year Award
2.06.08 Husch & Eppenberger Attorneys Recognized by Legal Aid of East Tennessee
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