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Jeramie Fortenberry
Works at Fortenberry Legal
Attended New York University School of Law
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Taxation, business, estate planning, probate
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  • Fortenberry Legal
    Owner, 2008 - present
    Fortenberry Legal is a boutique law firm providing focused representation in the area of trust and estate, nonprofit, and small business law. Attorney Jeramie Fortenberry holds a Master of Laws Degree in Taxation (LL.M.) and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. He also helps clients from across the United States with Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida probate and estate planning matters.
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Jeramie Fortenberry, LL.M., is a tax attorney practicing in the areas of business, nonprofit, and trusts and estate law. He has a wide range of experience in advising companies and individuals on business matters, including for-profit and nonprofit taxation, mergers and acquisitions, choice of entity and company formation, and corporate governance. He has been lead attorney on a number of multi-million dollar business acquisitions in the Southeast. 

Jeramie’s estate planning practice involves maximum use of federal credits and preservation of wealth through the use of trusts, partnerships, closely held businesses, private foundations and charitable trusts. Jeramie also helps clients in probate and estate administration matters, where his first priority is to get assets to the heirs or beneficiaries with as little expense and delay as possible. He helps clients from across the United States and internationally with probate matters throughout the entire states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. 

Jeramie served in various capacities with the Real Property, Trust & Estate Section of the American Bar Association. He was appointed by the Mississippi Secretary of State to serve on the Trust Laws Study Group of the 2009 Business Reform Study Group and selected by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of Mississippi’s Top 50 Attorneys for Leadership in Law “Class of 2010.”

Practice Areas: Taxation, corporate law, limited liability companies, tax-free reorganizations, nonprofit governance, living trusts, wills, probate, asset protection planning, trust administration, trust funds, trust management, trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, testamentary trusts, special needs trusts, deed preparation and real estate transfers
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I have served in various capacities with the Real Property, Trust & Estate Section of the American Bar Association, including a term as liaison between the Real Property, Trust and Estate Section and the Real Property, Trust and Estate Committee for the Young Lawyer’s Division. I have also served a term as Vice Chairman of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Committee for the Young Lawyer’s Division for the ABA. I was appointed by the Mississippi Secretary of State to serve on the Trust Laws Study Group of the 2009 Business Reform Study Group (more here) and selected by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of Mississippi’s Top 50 Attorneys for Leadership in Law “Class of 2010.”
Education
  • New York University School of Law
    Tax Law, 2004 - 2005
  • Tulane University Law School
    Law, 2001 - 2004
  • The University of Southern Mississippi
    B.A., 2001
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