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Leonard C. "Len" Martin

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Len Martin concentrates his practice in taxation, trusts and probate, planned giving and non-profit organizations.

Professional Biography


Mr. Martin is a Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant and a Certified Financial Planner. Mr. Martin also is a frequent speaker on estate planning, taxation and probate matters.

  • Listed in Chambers USA High Net Worth Guide in the area of Mississippi Private Wealth Law (2017 – 2021)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2003 in the areas of Trusts and Estates; since 2012 in Non-Profit/Charities Law; since 2016 in Tax Law
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2021, 2018 and 2015 Jackson-MS Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2020 Jackson-MS Nonprofit/Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2017 Jackson-MS Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006 – 2020; listed as among top 50 attorneys in Mississippi, 2012 
  • Named a 2018 Top 10 Leadership in Law by the Mississippi Business Journal
  • Member – American (Taxation and Probate and Property Sections), Capital Area and Mississippi (Past Chairman, Taxation Section; Executive Committee, Estates and Trusts Section) Bar Associations
  • Member – Estate Planning Council of Mississippi
  • Fellow – American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • State Chair – ACTEC, Mississippi
  • Former President – Financial Planning Association of Mississippi

Education

  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1980
  • University of Florida, LL.M. in Taxation, 1985
  • Mississippi State University, B.S., 1977, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1981

Leonard Martin is highly respected for his in-depth experience advising high net worth clients. 'His expertise is hard to compare. I think he is one of the top persons in the field,' enthuses a source, before continuing: 'Nobody is better at understanding the law and what is possible.'


Len is really good at collaborating with all advisers working with a specific client. He is easy to work with and a good listener; he is brilliant.


[Leonard Martin] doesn't get clogged up in the details. He sticks to the points. He drafts for the big issues and all the minor issues. He is very timely and very knowledgeable in what he does.


'Len is very easy to work with, I mean that from an attorney's standpoint,' explains a fellow estate planner, adding: 'He does a good job for his clients. He has a lot of experience; he provides excellent legal advice and counsel to the clients. He can relate to the client very well, especially in a difficult situation.'


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