Pierce & Huisman Selected Among 2019 Best Law Firms

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Martin L. Pierce
Martin L. Pierce

The law firm of Pierce & Huisman, PLLC has been selected for inclusion as a 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" in the area of Trusts & Estates Law for the Greater Chattanooga region. 

Firms included in the 2019 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for "professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers." 

Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and legal expertise, officials said.  In addition, it reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and in the specified practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Pierce & Huisman attorneys Martin L. Pierce and John G. Huisman offer legal services in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Conservatorships, Special Needs Trusts, Business Formation, Transactions and Succession, Nonprofits, Prenuptial Agreements, Wills, Trusts, LLCs, and Retirement Plans/ERISA, among others.

Mr. Pierce is a Certified Estate Planning Specialist and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, who is a previous President of both the Chattanooga Estate Planning Council and the Chattanooga Tax Practitioners. 

Mr. Huisman has extensive experience during his 14-year career in the areas of Business Transactions, Entrepreneur Law, Litigation, Probate, Elder Law and Estate Planning law areas. He has helped numerous small- and medium-sized businesses with their formation, structures, transactions and succession plans.  Both attorneys are licensed in Tennessee and Georgia.

John G. Huisman
John G. Huisman

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