Attorney John G. Huisman has joined attorney Martin L. Pierce to form a new law practice – Pierce & Huisman, PLLC.
Pierce & Huisman will focus their practice on estate planning, elder law, wills & trusts, probate, conservatorship, special needs trusts, business, succession planning, business transactions, entrepreneur law, start-ups, nonprofit & tax-exempts, employee benefits/retirement plans and tax law.
"The firm will continue its exceptional degree of excellence in the law practice and its superb personal attention to individuals, families and businesses in handling their legal matters at its present offices at 4513 Hixson Pike, Suite 109," officials said.
"Martin Pierce, a certified estate planning specialist, has been practicing with larger law firms as well as in a solo practice in East Tennessee and North Georgia for over 37 years, and he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the new law firm.
"John Huisman has extensive experience during his 14-year career in the areas of business transactions, entrepreneur law, litigation, workers’ compensation, probate, elder law and estate planning law areas. After over nine years practicing primarily litigation, Mr. Huisman opened his own law practice focusing on helping entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses with business formations, structuring and transactions. Most recently, Mr. Huisman spent over a year as vice president and general counsel of a local import and distribution business. Mr. Huisman uses this hands-on experience, along with his litigation experience, to better counsel business and individual clients with the knowledge of what it takes to help businesses grow and succeed.
"A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Mr. Pierce is licensed in Tennessee and Georgia, and he has been honored and selected in The Best Lawyers in America, as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, as an AVVO rated “Top Lawyer” and he has earned the “AV” Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been the president of the Chattanooga Estate Planning Council and the Chattanooga Tax Practitioners, among others. He has also been highly involved in the community over the years, having established and co-founded several local nonprofit organizations and ministries, including First Things First and the IMPACT School at Silverdale Baptist Academy. He has served on the boards of many nonprofits, including the Chattanooga Christian School, Chattanooga Resource Foundation, CHOICES, Relevant Hope, Bethel Bible Village, Lighthouse Counseling Center, the Chattanooga Optimist Club and Paraclyte Counseling Resources. He currently serves as a member of the board of LifeLine. A Certified and Charter Member of Kingdom Advisors and a member of the Christian Legal Society, he also currently serves as deacon at Harvest Bible Chapel Chattanooga.
"Mr. Huisman is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Georgia, and is a member of the Christian Legal Society. He has been involved in serving the Greater Chattanooga community in a number of capacities, including as a volunteer with CO.LAB, UTC Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, Covenant College Seed Project, Troop Committee of BSA local Troop 80 and as Hamilton County 4-H assistant archery coach. He has also served as a Ruling Elder of Grace Presbyterian Church of Lookout Mountain," officials said.