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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.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
  2. Probate: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Tax: 25%



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Payment types:

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Contact info

Fortenberry Legal

13785 Research Blvd.
Suite 125
Austin, TX, 78750

Fortenberry Legal

1605 23rd Avenue
Gulfport, MS, 39501

Fortenberry Legal

475 NE 50th Terrace
Miami, FL, 33137



ALAuthorized to practice law200801/14/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200601/09/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200501/11/2016
MSAuthorized to practice law200501/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 Attorneys for Leadership in LawMississippi Business Journal2010
Trust Laws Study GroupMississippi Secretary of State2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Executive EditorWealthCounsel, LLC2013 - Present
AttorneyFortenberry Legal2008 - Present
AttorneyBalch & Bingham2006 - 2008
AttorneyPhelps Dunbar2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember of Business Law Section2013 - Present
Alabama State BarMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationLiason to Young Lawyers Division2007 - 2009
State Bar of TexasMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Section2005 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Mississippi BarMember2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association GPSolo MagazineBuilding a Niche Practice: Go Small to Go Big2013
Mississippi Business JournalOften‐Missed Asset Protection Aspects of Estate Planning2008
YLD 101 Practice Series,Like Kind Exchange Basics2008
Mississippi Business JournalThe Importance of Business Succession Planning in the Overall Financial Plan2007
Mississippi Real Property Practice ManualDeeds of Trusts and Mortgages2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2005
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Southern MississippiPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virginia State ForumEffective Drafting under the Virginia LLC Act2014
Southern California State Forum UpdateEffective Drafting Under California's New LLC Act2014
Practice-Building SeriesPositioning Yourself for Success in the New Legal Paradigm2014
2014 Planning for the Generations SymposiumLLC Planning with BusinessDocx2014
NBI SeminarThe Probate Process from A to Z2012
Mississippi Law Update2012 Estate Planning Update2012
Mississippi Law Update2010 Estate Planning Update2010
Mississippi Law UpdateA Practical Look at Estate Planning (“Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes Opportunities”)2008