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James R. "Josh" Hall Jr.


Josh Hall assist clients with matters relating to estate tax and business succession planning, executive compensation, and estate administration.

Professional Biography

Mr. Hall works with high net worth individuals and families to accomplish sophisticated estate tax planning, business succession planning, executive compensation, and estate administration. He has extensive experience in business and venture capital structuring; shareholder, partnership, and limited liability company agreements; and, commercial contracts.

In addition, he handles federal and state tax controversies (audit and litigation). He has made recent presentations on the subjects of sophisticated estate planning techniques and business succession planning.

  • Member – United States Senate Judiciary Committee Staff (1977)
  • Trial Attorney – Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice (1978 – 1982)
  • Member – American, Tennessee, Mississippi and Memphis Bar Associations; Tax Section Member (ABA, TBA, MBA)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 in the area of Trusts and Estates; since 2011 in Litigation - Trusts and Estates; since 2012 in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; since 2013 in Tax Law and  Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2020 Memphis Litigation - Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year;" 2019 and 2014 Memphis Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law "Lawyer of the Year;" 2018 Memphis Business Organizations "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006, 2010 – 2015, 2018, 2019)
  • Named to Business Tennessee magazine's "150 Best Lawyers" in the area of trusts & estates (2009) 
  • Estate Planning Council of Memphis
  • Director - Boys and Girls Club of Memphis (1995 – 2000)
  • Director – Trezevant Manor Foundation (1995 – 2000); Director Trezevant Manor (1990 – 1995)
  • Economic Club of Memphis
  • Phoenix Club (1982 – 1987)
  • Memphis Symphony Orchestra (1989 – 1991)
  • Chairman – Dixie Homes Boys and Girls Club (1995 – 1996)


  • Georgetown University, LL.M. (Taxation), 1981
  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1977
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A. (Accounting), 1974


  • United States Supreme Court (1980)
  • United States Tax Court (1982)
  • Mississippi, 1977 – All state and federal courts
  • Tennessee, 1982 – All state and federal courts
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (1982)

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