R. Ethan Ward
Ethan Ward counsels clients on estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates. In this capacity, Ethan works with high-net-worth individuals, families, and businesses on the implementation of tax-advantaged generational wealth transfer and business succession plans utilizing advanced estate planning techniques such as family limited partnerships, charitable entities, sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, and charitable split-interest trusts, as well as drafting wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. He also works with trust companies, family offices, and fiduciaries on the administration of complex trusts and estates.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Ethan was an associate at Husch Blackwell LLP and Holton & Mayberry P.C. focused on estate planning.
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee
Young Leaders Council (Massey 2020)
Studio Tenn Theatre Company — Board of Directors (2020-present)