Trust and Estate Counsel

Trust and estate Counsel

Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC


Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC is a law firm located in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and related matters, including trust and estate litigation.  Our attorneys have extensive experience assisting individuals, families and extended families with providing a wide range of estate planning and trust and probate administration services, including comprehensive, tax-sensitive estate planning; business succession planning; family business formation and operational planning; charitable planning; asset protection and wealth preservation; and litigation involving trusts and estates.  

Our firm offers the knowledge and expertise usually found only in the largest of law firms with the personal attention and direct attorney access that can only be found in a small firm setting. Our attorneys  focus on providing the highest quality legal services while  building long-term relationships with our clients and working collaboratively with them and their other trusted advisors.  Our attorneys listen attentively to your needs and goals in order to provide tailored solutions – all while striving to provide a pleasant experience and make you as comfortable with the process as possible.

Our attorneys are recognized authorities in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, estate litigation and tax law and frequently speak on estate planning and probate topics before regional and national attorney associations and other professional organizations.  Our firm has been recognized in numerous publications as a “Top Tier” law firm in the areas of Tax Law, Trust and Estate Law and Litigation – Trust & Estates. Our attorneys include listings in the Best Lawyers of America and other national lists of top estate planning attorneys, are Certified Estate Planning Specialists in Tennessee, are fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), have advanced degrees in Taxation Law or are Certified Public Accountants, and have attained the highest possible rating of "AV" from Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest level of professional ethics.

Our clients include business owners, corporate executives, physicians, retirees and other individuals of varying wealth. We also represent institutional and  individual fiduciaries, charitable organizations and foundations, and closely-held family businesses. While the firm’s substantial technical experience in the minimization of tax consequences has led to many of our clients being of substantial wealth, our efficiency allows us to provide efficient and cost-effective estate planning services for individuals and families with modest or moderate estates as well.

For further information regarding the services offered by Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC, or to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, please contact us by e-mail, or call us at (615) 627-4444.




2319 Crestmoor Rd.
Nashville, TN 37215



Tier 1 law firm in the following areas of practice:

Tax Law, Trust and Estate Law, and
Litigation – Trust and Estates 

Recognized by U.S. News and World Report since 2013