Mike Yopp is a business attorney in Holland & Knight's Nashville office. Mr. Yopp guides companies and individuals through the ever-changing landscape of state and federal taxation, estate planning and trust law, partnerships, limited liability companies and general business law. His clients can depend on him to provide practical solutions to seemingly intractable issues.

Mr. Yopp advises clients on both strategy and implementation regarding a broad variety of tax issues including:

  • corporate tax
  • estate planning
  • partnership tax
  • state and local tax (SALT)
  • trust and estate matters
  • conservatorships and guardianships

Clients appreciate his depth of knowledge and involvement with precedent-setting work, including:

  • contributing to the creation of Tennessee's Limited Liability Company Act
  • serving as an expert witness


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., with distinction
  • Murray State University, B.S., Biology and History
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Family Office Exchange, Thought Leaders Council
  • American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Professional Services Committee, Former Chairman
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Legislative Drafting Committee for Limited Liability Companies
  • National Association of State Bar Tax Sections, Executive Committee
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Tax, Probate and Trust Section, Former Chairman; Business Entity Study Committee
  • Tennessee Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual, Data Trace Publishing Company, Chief Editor and Author
  • Tennessee Federal Tax Institute Inc., Trustee, Past President
  • The Paul J. Hartman Memorial State and Local Tax Forum, Founding Trustee and President
  • Saint Thomas Health Foundation, Finance Committee, Director
  • Aquinas College, Finance Committee, Board of Trustees
  • Serra Club Nashville, Former President
  • Easter Seals of Tennessee, Former Chairman
  • Economic Club of Nashville
  • 2015 Nashville Business Journal Veterans Award
  • U.S. Navy Reserve (Ret.), Captain
  • Tennessee Federal Tax Conference, Planning Committee
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA High Net Worth guide, Band 1, USA High Net Worth Guide, 2017-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, 2011-2024; Tax Law, 1993-2024; Trusts and Estates, 2019-2024
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2023
  • Nashville Business Journal, Veterans Award, 2015