Sara Elizabeth McManus

1800 Republic Centre
633 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37450
T: 423.209.4124
F: 423.752.9517

Sara McManus is an associate in the Firm's Chattanooga office. She holds an LL.M. and has experience in a wide variety of tax-related areas, including federal tax controversy, state and local tax controversy, nonprofit and exempt organizations, and estate and succession planning, including international estate planning. Ms. McManus also has experience in probate litigation including defending estates against creditor claims.

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Secretary − Southeast Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women (SETLAW) Board of Directors
  • Member − Northside Neighborhood House Board of Directors
  • Volunteer – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Author − "Taking Time to Give Thanks and Review Your Estate Plan," Baker Donelson Tax Alert, November 26, 2014
  • Presenter − "Tax Topics for Nonprofit Board Members", Baker Donelson Nonprofit Institute, June 27, 2013
  • Presenter − "Tax Changes and Conversations with Donors" Greater Chattanooga Area Planned Giving Council, April 10, 2013


  • Tennessee, 2010


  • University of Florida, L.L.M., 2011
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2010
    • Senior Articles Editor – Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Emerson College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
  • University of Mary Washington, 2002