Faculty Profile: David Heller

David HellerMartin Heller Potempa & Sheppard
Previous Courses Taught (11)
  • Tennessee General Solo FastTrack 2021
  • Transactional Practice: Practical Tips for Estate Planning
  • Transactional Practice: Estate Planning
  • Transactional Practice 2017 - Nashville
  • Transactional Practice 2016 (Nashville)
  • GP 2014: The Challenges of Wills
  • Wills and Trusts: A Practical Primer
  • General Practice: Protecting the Family Wealth
  • General Practice Summit 2014: Nashville
  • Transactional Practice in Nashville
  • General Practice Summit 2013 - Nashville

David's practice focuses on estate planning, which includes family wealth preservation and estate tax planning. David helps clients and their families create plans to protect the family wealth from "outsiders" such as creditors, ex-spouses and divorcing in-laws. Additionally, David's advises clients on reducing their potential estate tax liability. Many of David's plans combine asset protection planning, estate tax savings and planning for the family's future generation. David also advises families with business succession issues, pre-marital agreements and charitable planning. As an extension of his estate planning practice, David also handles the probate and administration of estates and trusts after an individual's death and represents beneficiaries when controversies arise between family members. David can also help with conservatorship and guardian issues if a person becomes incapacitated. David has been awarded the top "AV" rating by Martindale- Hubbell. David is often a featured speaker at numerous seminars and teaches estate planning at various CLE courses. David graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1984 with a double major in Information Systems and Math. He received his doctorate of jurisprudence with cum laude distinction from Widener University School of Law in 1994 and an LL.M. Masters in Tax Law, with honors, from Georgetown University in 1995. David serves on several boards and committees for non-profit organizations throughout the middle Tennessee area.